Shah Rukh Khan Offered “Blank” Cheque To Gautam Gambhir To Become KKR Coach?

Gautam Gambhir has expressed interest in applying for the position of India's head coach, but SRK wants him to remain as KKR's mentor.

Shah Rukh Khan was overjoyed after Kolkata Knight Riders’ victory in IPL 2024, exuding happiness and expressing gratitude to everyone involved. However, the real hero behind the win was Gautam Gambhir, the coach of Kolkata Knight Riders. Gambhir beamed with pride as he witnessed KKR celebrate their triumph over Sunrisers Hyderabad.

As reported by Dainik Jagran on Saturday, the BCCI reached out to Gambhir regarding his interest in applying for the head coach role, and the 2011 ODI World Cup winner has displayed a keen interest. On Sunday, he is expected to meet with some top officials of the BCCI in Chennai during the IPL 2024 final between KKR and Sunrisers Hyderabad. Although Gambhir has not yet submitted his application for the role, once he does, he will be officially announced as Dravid’s successor.

Gautam Gambhir has expressed strong interest in the position. It’s possible that an offer from Team India’s head coach and BCCI Secretary could be forthcoming soon. However, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) owner Shah Rukh Khan is reluctant to see him depart from the franchise.

According to the report, Shah Rukh Khan presented him with a blank cheque, demonstrating the KKR owner’s willingness to pay any sum to retain Gautam Gambhir as KKR’s mentor.

Gautam Gambhir’s Fee For IPL 2024

Numerous reports suggest that Gautam is the highest earner in the KKR team and among other team coaches, commanding an impressive salary of Rs 25 crore.

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