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“Our Next Goal Is To Make KKR The Most Successful Team In The IPL,” Says Gautam Gambhir

“Our Next Goal Is To Make KKR The Most Successful Team In The IPL,” Says Gautam Gambhir

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) mentor Gautam Gambhir announced that the franchise’s next goal is to become the most successful team in the Indian Premier League. He acknowledged that the journey towards achieving this objective has only just started.

KKR defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in the IPL 2024 final at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium on May 26. Bowling first, KKR bowled out SRH for 113 and then chased the target in 10.3 overs.

In an interview on Sportskeeda’s Match ki Baat, Gambhir expressed satisfaction with KKR’s victory but emphasized that the franchise aims for much more.

“We are still two trophies away from MI and CSK. I am content today, but we are still not the most successful IPL franchise. To do that, we need to win the tournament three more times, and that will require a lot of effort.”

“Our next mission is to make KKR the most successful team in the IPL. There will be no better feeling than that. But, the journey towards that has only begun,” the KKR mentor said.

Reflecting on the emotions of winning the IPL for the third time, the former franchise captain stated that the feeling is indescribable.

“When you head into the IPL, your first thought is to reach the playoffs. When you are close to the playoffs, you think about top two. When you reach top two, you want to get to the final and then you want to win it. At every step, there has been excitement, challenges, and nervousness,” Gambhir said.

“Today, sitting at home, I am a very happy man. IPL is such a league where you cannot take any team lightly. It’s such a high-intensity tournament that when you win it, you start feeling really good about yourself,” he added.


KKR delivered some outstanding performances in the IPL 2024 final. Left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc excelled with figures of 2-14, while Venkatesh Iyer smashed an unbeaten 52 off 26 balls.

“Vacation with my girls and my wife” – Gambhir comments on post-IPL plans

After leading KKR to their third IPL victory, Gambhir is eager to spend quality time with his family, describing it as the best way to rejuvenate and relax.

“For me, what’s next is the vacation with my girls and my wife. I am looking forward to it. You get rejuvenated with such breaks, as you don’t have to think about cricket at all.”

“There is nothing better than spending time with family. After playing such a high-intensity tournament and winning it, there can be no better feeling.”


Gambhir has played a role in all three of KKR’s IPL victories. While he served as the team’s mentor for the 2024 win, he captained the team to triumphs in 2012 and 2014.

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