The Biggest burden for KL Rahul is to perform, says Gautam Gambhir: Former Indian world cup winning cricketer and current mentor of Lucknow SuperGiants, Gautam Gambhir reckons the biggest burden for KL Rahul will be to perform for the team in IPL 2022. Gambhir who will work closely with Rahul at Lucknow SuperGiants believes that a hefty price tag will not hamper Rahul’s concentration.
The Lucknow SuperGiants roped in KL Rahul as the skipper of the side by shelling out a colossal sum of INR 17 Crores, which apparently is also the highest salary of any retained cricketer in the IPL 2022.
Gambhir, in his latest conversation, said that the support staff will have to ensure that Rahul’s isn’t loaded up with a lot of information and the right-hander must feel free mentally.
“It is for the support staff to make him feel free. The biggest burden will not be the price tag but the pressure to perform,” said Gambhir as quoted by NDTV.
The southpaw also asserted that the players’ shouldn’t think of playing for India after spending just two months on the stage of the Indian Premier League.
“We want players who are honest, want to play for the franchise and who do not think of playing for India in those two months. Playing for India is a by-product. We want performances for Lucknow,” added the former cricketer.
Lucknow SuperGiants reveals its Mythic Logo:
Meanwhile, the Lucknow based IPL franchise has recently unveiled their logo of the franchise which symbolise Indian mythology. The logo has a bat and a ball which signifies the body of the mythic bird – Garuda.
Further, the body has been given wings which are made with the colours of Indian tricolour. Garuda is known to take its flights swiftly through the air.
“Lucknow Super Giants, India’s newest IF, team’s brand identity draws inspiration from ancient Indian mythology. The mythical bird Garuda- who is a protector and enthroned with the power to move swiftly, has inspired us to create the winged emblem of the team. Garuda is omnipresent in every Indian culture and sub-culture,” said the franchise in a statement.
“The tricolour wings of the entity, symbolically represent Lucknow Super Giants’ Pan -India appeal. The body of the bird has been formed by a blue coloured bat to signify the game of cricket, there is a red ball with an orange seam too. It is like an auspicious Jay tilak’. The identity, as a whole, is endowed with strong positive energy to soar higher and higher and achieve success. Lucknow Super Giants is a team for every Indian. It is a team that unites the nation,” read the statement further.