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Gambhir Opens Up on CSK vs KKR Rivalry: Similar Strategies Made for Epic Battles

Kolkata Knight Riders mentor Gautam Gambhir discussed the intense rivalry between CSK and KKR in the IPL on Ravichandran Ashwin’s YouTube channel.

While CSK holds the upper hand in head-to-head meetings (19 wins to KKR’s 11), Gambhir believes both teams shared similar approaches during his playing days.

Strategic Similarities: Spinners and Conditions

  • Both CSK (led by MS Dhoni) and KKR relied heavily on quality spinners.
  • Similar ground conditions at Chepauk (Chennai) and Eden Gardens (Kolkata) at the time may have influenced strategies.

Tough Battles for KKR:

  • Gambhir acknowledges the tactical challenges KKR faced to overcome CSK due to their strategic similarities.
  • This fierce competition is what made these encounters so exciting for fans.

Gambhir’s IPL Journey

  • The former India opener has played for Delhi Capitals and KKR.
  • He lifted the IPL trophy twice as KKR captain (2012 and 2014).

KKR’s Next Challenge

  • KKR will battle Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday for a spot in the IPL 2024 final.

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