Under Gautam Gambhir’s guidance, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have had an incredible run. Between 2011 and 2017, the former Indian opener led the side to two championships. However, since parting ways with the southpaw, the team hasn’t had a great time. Despite making the playoffs in 2018, they had a difficult time the next two seasons.
The Knight Riders have also had a poor start to the IPL 2021 season, losing six of their first ten games. KKR have risen to prominence owing to their interesting strategy, in addition to their hot and cold performance. Eoin Morgan, the captain, has been seen receiving from team analyst Nathan Leamon. This approach has angered Gambhir, who has criticised his old teammates.
KKR’s tactics do not impress Gautam Gambhir
The veteran even said that if this tactic had been employed during his time as captain of the KKR, he would have resigned. Gambhir made the remark in answer to a question on Star Sports from former Indian batter Aakash Chopra. When asked what he would have done if he had been handed such an analysis, the two-time World Cup winner stated he would have stepped down as captain.
For the uninitiated, KKR has enlisted the help of England cricket team analyst Nathan Leamon, as well as AR Srikkanth, to bolster their support personnel. Although Morgan and Leamon helped England make huge advances in international cricket, they were unable to achieve the same for the IPL franchise.
Their most recent assignment saw them lose by two wickets against Chennai Super Kings. It was an exciting match, as both teams were neck and neck for most of the time. The Knight Riders scored 171/6 in their allocated 20 overs while batting first at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. In the end overs, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, and Andre Russell made their willow speak, while Rahul Tripathi produced some lovely strokes upfront.
CSK had a strong start in chasing the target, with Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis putting up 74 runs for the first wicket. Despite the fact that the game was spiced up by fast wickets, the three-time winners finally crossed the line on the last ball of the match.