'The way MS Dhoni…': Gautam Gambhir opens up on KKR-CSK rivalry | Cricket News


NEW DELHI: During his YouTube channel interview with Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday, Horsemen Knights of Calcutta mentor Gautam Gambhir discussed the Indian Premier League rivalry between Super Kings of Chennai and the Calcutta Knights.
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At 31 initial loading face-to-face matches between the Knight Riders and the Super Kings since 2008, CSK emerged victorious 19 times against KKRThe 11 victories of , with one meeting which ended without result.
The 42-year-old said that in his opinion, the strategies used by the Chennai and Kolkata teams to approach the match were very similar.
“It's not just the magnitude of the competition. When two good teams come together, it will be an exciting and hard-fought match. I always felt that CSK and KKR were very, very similar in the way which they were approaching the match, ” Gambhir said on Ashwin's YouTube channel.
The former left-hander added that the two teams' plans were extremely similar.
“The path MS Dhoni We used the spinners and we also had three quality spinners. CSK had three quality spinners and probably the conditions, whether at Chepauk or Eden at that time, were very similar. Chepauk had larger dimensions compared to what Eden is as a land. Our strategies were very similar to each other. This is the reason why KKR had to be at their tactical best to be able to beat CSK. That’s the reason why I always felt that CSK and KKR at that time were very, very similar teams,” added the former Indian opener.
In November last year, Gambhir made his return to the KKR team as a mentor. Before this, he played the same role for Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL in 2021 and 2022. Regarding his IPL experience, the left-hander featured for both KKR and Delhi Capitals. As captain of the Knight Riders in 2012 and 2014, he won two IPL championships.
KKR will be playing for a place in the final when they face Sunrisers Hyderabad (SSR) in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
(With ANI entries)



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