Gautam Gambhir apologized to Brendon McCullum in front of the whole team during the IPL final in 2012. He explained that he excluded McCullum from the team due to strategic reasons, not based on his performance. Gambhir expressed the importance of open communication within a team and the courage it takes to make difficult decisions. Manvinder Bisla’s exceptional performance in the final led the Kolkata Knight Riders to victory, earning him the Player of the Match award. Gambhir emphasized the significance of effective communication and leadership skills in a team. He guided KKR to win two IPL titles and will serve as the team’s mentor in the upcoming IPL 2024 season. With 154 IPL matches under his belt, Gambhir earned 4218 runs with a T20 average of 31.01, including 36 half-centuries, and a notable strike rate of 123.91.