IPL 2018: We don’t want to concentrate only on Gautam Gambhir, says Simon Katich

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Gautam Gambhir would be taking the field against his former franchise Kolkata Knight Riders today and assistant KKR coach Simon Katich said that they won’t like to concentrate on just Gautam Gambhir. The former Indian southpaw opener had led the KKR to two IPL titles and it is known that Gambhir knows the franchise inside out.

There have been some changes in the KKR squad and Katich added that they would like to play the opposition and not Gambhir. It is known that Gambhir would be familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of the KKR squad and it can be of advantage to Delhi Daredevils.

Gautam Gambhir would be up against his former team. (Photo Source: Cricket Next via BCCI)

It’s important to play the opposition.



“I think from our point of view, it’s about performing well against the opposition. If you start playing the man rather than the ball, you know you are in trouble in this game. There are a lot of new faces in the team. There are guys who have joined from other teams, some youngsters so it’s not the exact same team that played under Gautam for so many years,” Katich told reporters on the eve of the game.

Katich added there would be a lot of emotions from Gambhir’s side as he would be playing against the same team with which he achieved great success.¬†“I think from our point of view, it’s about performing well against the opposition. If you start playing the man rather than the ball, you know you are in trouble in this game,” Katich told reporters on the eve of the game, Katich¬†added.

“There are a lot of new faces in the team. There are guys who have joined from other teams, some youngsters so it’s not the exact same team that played under Gautam for so many years.”Gautam knows our team inside out. He will know the wicket and conditions really well. He knows about a lot of players who have been here for a long time,” Katich added.

Kolkata will take on Delhi Daredevils today in their own backyard in Eden Gardens. The Knight Riders have lost their last two matches and would like to make a comeback.