Twitter chat hints at Gambhir joining KXIP: Going by a Twitter chat between the two parties, Gambhir might work with KXIP in IPL 2019.
Former India opening batsman Gautam Gambhir, who has recently retired from all forms of cricket, has given an impression of him working with Kings XI Punjab for the upcoming season of the IPL (Indian Premier League).
With no official confirmation been made as of now, all the murmurs have been derived from a Twitter chat between Gambhir and Kings XI Punjab. Taking to their Twitter account to bid adieu to Gambhir after he announced his retirement, KXIP posted a special message for him.
End of a chapter, a new one begins! 😢
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) December 4, 2018
Acknowledging the message from the IPL franchise, Gambhir thanked them with the hope of meeting soon.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) December 10, 2018
It was at this point in time that KXIP’s reply gave a hint with respect to both of them possibly working together in the times to come.
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) December 11, 2018
Having made his IPL debut for his home side in Delhi Daredevils in 2008, Gambhir represented Kolkata Knight Riders (2011-2017) in seven seasons. An homecoming saw Gambhir returning back to Daredevils this season. However, he dropped himself after he failed to perform in the first few matches.
Having elected a Head Coach in Mike Hesson for the upcoming season, Kings XI have a vacant position to replace Virender Sehwag. With Gambhir a retired cricketer now, franchises will be eyeing him for mentor and coaching roles in the times to come.
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Gambhir below:
Gautam Gambhir slams Ravi Shastri for his childish ‘Best Indian team in last 15-20 years’ commenthttps://t.co/pC2Akw4jBH
— R.Sport (@republic_sports) December 14, 2018
— Times Now Sports (@timesnowsports) December 14, 2018
— Gautian Rimu Jha (@RimuJha) December 14, 2018
— Dhwani Online – Bharat (@DhwaniBharat) December 14, 2018