Updated May 28th, 2024 at 19:26 IST

'I'll never forget that message': Ex-KKR skipper euphoric over the text he received from Gambhir

Nitish Rana, who was at the helm controlling the KKR ship in IPL 2023, revealed a text conversation he had with Gautam Gambhir ahead of the start of the season.

Gautam Gambhir | Image:BCCI
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After a dominant display throughout the season, Kolkata Knight Riders clinched the IPL 2024 title on Sunday, May 26, 2024. KKR convincingly defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final by 8 wickets and since then the players have been feeling euphoric about their victory. A case of it has come forward and it is about none other than KKR's team mentor Gautam Gambhir.

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Nitish Rana shares the message he received from Gautam Gambhir

Nitish Rana, who was at the helm controlling the KKR ship in IPL 2023, revealed a text conversation he had with Gautam Gambhir ahead of the start of the IPL 2024. Rana shared the reply he received from Gambhir on a message that he sent following his appointment as the mentor of KKR. Rana shared the screenshot of the message which tells the following. 

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“Thanks Nitish for this message. This means a lot. Let’s create something special. There is no better feeling in sport to stand on a podium and win a trophy. Let’s experience that,” Gambhir’s text read.

Gambhir's revert envisaged an incoming glory and months later he and his team attained the eminent IPL trophy. 

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Nitish Rana says KKR's trophy win will always be memorable for him

Nitish also said that winning the title with the Knight Riders would always be memorable for him.

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"I want to share one short story that when GG bhaiya (Gambhir) was named the mentor, I sent him a long message as I was really happy. But he replied saying, 'Thank you but I would be happy if we stand at the podium with the trophy in our hands'. Today is that day and I will never forget that message," Rana told the broadcasters.

In the final, the Knights had a straightforward victory, bowling SRH out for 113 in 18.3 overs. They then chased down the target with 57 balls to spare.

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Published May 28th, 2024 at 19:17 IST