Gautam Gambhir offered blank check to Shah Rukh Khan to manage KKR for 10 years: report

Kolkata Knight Riders mentor Gautam Gambhir is reportedly first in the BCCI's list of top contenders to succeed Rahul Dravid as head coach of the India men's cricket team. Gambhir has reportedly expressed interest in the position, but is yet to officially apply for the position.

May 27 is the deadline to send the application and Gambhir would meet a few BCCI officials on the day of the IPL 2024 final as KKR prepare to take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai.

According to Dainik JagranWhile Gambhir is keen on the challenge, he will have to convince KKR co-owner Shah Rukh Khan to let go of him after being convinced ahead of IPL 2024 to join the franchise in the role of mentor.

The publication claims that Shah Rukh met Gambhir ahead of the ongoing IPL season and asked him to take over the management of KKR for the next 10 years while offering him a blank check.

Gambhir proved his management skills in the IPL after he was first signed by the Lucknow Super Giants as a mentor during their debut in 2022. The former Indian captain spent two seasons with the team then that they qualified for the playoffs every time.

Gambhir was then reportedly convinced by Shah Rukh to join KKR ahead of IPL 2024.

Gambhir was the captain when KKR won their two IPL titles and the franchise saw instant results upon his arrival as they not only dominated the league scene but also qualified for the final.

A few high-profile names have been linked with the India head coach position including VVS Laxman, Ricky Ponting, Justin Langer, Stephen Fleming besides Gambhir,


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    first publication: May 26, 2024, 1:59 PM IST

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