Gautam Gambhir’s Motivating Speech as KKR Mentor for IPL 2024, Become the Best

Gautam Gambhir’s Motivating Speech: Gautam Gambhir, the former Indian cricketer and former captain of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), has recently taken on the role of mentor for the franchise. On his first day with the KKR squad, Gambhir delivered a passionate speech, setting the tone for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL 2024) season.

Building the Mindset: Gautam Gambhir’s Motivating Speech


Throughout his address, Gambhir underscored the value of presenting a very successful organization to the players and stressed the need to do so on the field.  He said:

“You guys are representing a very successful franchise. Make sure you train that way, you play that way, and you carry that attitude around the field. That is going to be very, very important.”

Freedom and Equal Treatment

Gambhir stressed the importance of giving all players the freedom to express themselves. He assured the team his word that everyone would be treated equally and that there would be no discrimination based on nationality or seniority.

Kolkata Knight Riders
Kolkata Knight Riders

Shared Goal: Winning the IPL Title

Gambhir reiterated the shared goal of reaching the IPL final and emerging victorious. He urged the players to give their best efforts from day one, stating:

“And one thing I absolutely believe in is giving all the freedom to the players. That is something which is very, very important.”

Prioritizing Victory over Glamour

The World Cup-winning former India cricketer emphasized the need to prioritize winning over glamour in the IPL. He said that KKR’s sole objective should be to secure victory in the tournament and guarantee transparency from the support staff.

Open Communication and Encouragement

Gambhir encouraged all players to express themselves freely and ask questions whenever they desired clarification from the team management. He said:

"It starts from today, and this is what we want to do. So if we walk the same path and we fight, I'm sure we're gonna achieve a lot of success. So good luck, guys. Have the freedom. Enjoy yourself. You can ask questions, whether close doors, or in front of everyone."

Gautam Gambhir


With Gautam Gambhir‘s inspiring words and a clear focus on winning, the Kolkata Knight Riders are gearing up for their IPL 2024 campaign, which kicks off with a match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on March 23rd at the Eden Gardens.

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