'GOATam Gambhir': KKR Fans Bow To Coach With Viral Memes After IPL 2024 Win


In a season defined by sheer dominance, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) delivered an impeccable performance in the IPL 2024 final, crushing Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 8 wickets in a lopsided clash for the title in Chennai. The KKR bowlers tore through the Sunrisers' lineout, bowling them for a paltry 113 in 18.3 overs – a new record for the lowest score in an IPL final. As the Shreyas Iyer-led team lifted their third IPL trophy, fans hailed coach Gautam Gambhir, whose strategic brilliance shone through in just one year as the team's mentor.

The victory echoes KKR's maiden victory in 2012 at the same venue, where Gambhir had initially established his reputation as a shrewd leader. Now, twelve years later, Gambhir's behind-the-scenes acumen has guided KKR to another championship. Fans couldn't help but cheer for the fierce leader, known for his aggressive playing style and mentoring prowess.

Read also: 'KKR Under Gambhir hits differently': Memes galore as Sunil Narine's heroics leave DC stunned

Many noted how the bold decision to offer 24.75 crores for Mitchell Starc paid off. Despite previous criticism of the Australian bowler's disappointing performances, Starc proved his worth with his player of the match performances in the qualifiers and final against SRH, demonstrating his excellence with the new ball.

Naturally, social media was full of memes celebrating Gambhir, with one fan dubbing him 'GOATam Gambhir' and many others joining in the fun.

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  • Meanwhile, KKR's bowling unit was impeccable on a useful pitch, leaving the Sunrisers in tatters and dismissing them for just 113 in 18.3 overs. It was the lowest ever score in an IPL final, as KKR bowlers chased in packs to dismantle SRH's star-studded line-up. Venkatesh Iyer (52 not out, 26b, 4×4, 3×6) made the chase a breeze for his team, as KKR finished the match in just 10.3 overs.

    Purvi Khemani

    A sub-editor at News18.com, Purvi works for the Viral section and handles a

    first publication: May 27, 2024, 09:18 IST

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