Kolkata didn’t enjoy a great season in the Indian T20 League 2022. They employed a new captain in Shreyas Iyer. Under his leadership, the franchise made a great start, however, the team faltered in the latter stage of the competition.
Kolkata, as a result, failed to reach the playoffs. Shreyas Iyer and Co. finished at number seven after the end of the league stage. The fans aren’t happy with their performance this season. There is no denying that Kolkata is one of the most popular franchises in the league.
They have two titles to their name and both came under the leadership of Gautam Gambhir. The veteran Indian cricketer is currently part of the Lucknow franchise as the mentor of the team. Under his mentorship, Lucknow have qualified for the playoffs and are currently playing the Eliminator game against Bangalore.
Meanwhile, the Kolkata fans are missing Gautam Gambhir and want him to be back in the team. Fans were spotted at the ground, requesting the veteran Indian cricketer to come back into the franchise’s set-up.
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— Á. (@stfuarshu) May 25, 2022
Kolkata’s head coach, Brendon McCullum has taken on a new role of coaching England’s Test team. The franchise, thus, would think of hiring someone else for the role ahead of the next edition.
The franchise might bring Gautam Gambhir into the set-up. His inclusion could do wonders for the team. Lucknow might think of bringing Gambhir back. Gautam Gambhir had been a prolific run-scorer in the Indian T20 League itself. In his career, he managed to score 4217 runs in 154 matches at an average of 31.24 and a strike rate of 123.88.
He led Kolkata to two trophies in 2012 and 2014. He enjoyed his best season with the bat in the 2012 edition. Gambhir scored 590 runs in 17 matches at an average and a strike rate of 39.33 and 143.55 respectively.