Will KKR win the IPL 2024 title? This special connection of Gambhir-Iyer is giving indications!



Under the captaincy of Shreyas Iyer and the mentorship of Gautam Gambhir, the Kolkata Knight Riders team has created a stir in IPL 2024. Kolkata achieved a record win in the match against Delhi Capitals on Wednesday. With this win, KKR has achieved a hat-trick of wins and has reached the top of the points table. Gautam Gambhir is being praised a lot for the performance of Kolkata this season. On social media, people are giving credit for this excellent performance to Gautam Gambhir. Meanwhile, a special connection has emerged between Shreyas Iyer and Gautam Gambhir.

Gambhir has led KKR to victory in two IPL seasons:

Kolkata Knight Riders team has won the IPL title twice (2012, 2014). Gautam Gambhir led the team to victory on both occasions. Before taking charge of KKR in 2012, Gambhir was with Delhi Capitals. Delhi failed to qualify for the playoffs in 2010, after which Gambhir was released from the team. In the 2011 mega auction, he emerged as the most expensive player by signing with Kolkata for ₹14.9 crore. Soon after, Gambhir was appointed captain of the team, leading KKR to victory in the second season. Now a similar incident is coming to light with Shreyas Iyer. Now it is being said that Kolkata can win the IPL trophy again this time.

Gambhir and Iyer's connection with the IPL trophy:

Like Gautam Gambhir, Shreyas Iyer also played for Delhi before joining Kolkata. In 2018, when Gambhir left the captaincy of Delhi, Iyer was appointed as the captain. He continued playing for Delhi until 2021 when the team released him. After this, like Gambhir, Iyer also went to the mega auction, where he became the most expensive player in Kolkata by joining the team for Rs 12.25 crore. Like Gambhir, he was immediately made the captain of the team, but in his first season, Iyer could not qualify the team for the playoffs.

Shreyas Iyer is playing his second season for Kolkata. In 2023, he was out of the entire season due to injury. Looking at the kind of performance the KKR team has shown so far in the second season, they are being considered as a strong contender for the IPL title. It remains to be seen whether Iyer can repeat Gambhir's feat of winning the IPL title for KKR in his second season.