Ian Bishop shocks KKR fans with Gautam Gambhir taunt after winning IPL 2024 title

Ian Bishop and Shreyas Iyer

Legendary West Indian pacer and well-known commentator Ian Bishop was not happy with the way the cricket world was singing praises of Gautam Gambhir for the Calcutta Knights Riders (KKR) Successful campaign in IPL 2024.

Nearly every second cricket enthusiast credits KKR mentor Gambhir for the Men in Purple and Gold’s third IPL title, overshadowing the captain. Shreyas IyerContributions to team success.

Keeping this in mind, Bishop sent a strong message to the cricket fraternity on air during the IPL 2024 final between KKR and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai where the Men in Purple and Gold won the game by 8 lands to lift the prestigious cup on Sunday, May 26.

Shreyas Iyer’s captaincy underrated in KKR’s success in IPL 2024: Ian Bishop

The legendary cricketer lashed out at people who do not recognize Iyer’s exceptional captaincy, saying that the KKR captain is one of the key reasons behind the team’s success this season. Bishop mentioned that people underestimate Iyer’s captaincy and he is not getting the publicity and credit that he deserved for leading KKR to the IPL 2024 title triumph.

He believes that apart from Iyer, KKR’s coaching staff, including head coach Chandrakant Pundit, assistant and batting coach Abhishek Nayar, bowling coach Bharat Arun and fielding coach Ryan ten Doeschate, deserve equal credit. for the team that had a dream IPL season this year.

Although Iyer did not have his best season with the bat, scoring just 351 runs in 14 group stage matches, his leadership was simply astonishing for KKR. As captain, the Indian batsman guided KKR to nine wins in 14 league matches in the IPL 2024. His strategic decisions and effective bowler rotations, especially during the IPL 2024 playoffs, played a crucial role in KKR’s success this season.

He’s not getting enough credit: Ian Bishop on Shreyas Iyer

Ian Bishop said in comments during the IPL 2024 final: “I want to bring my own balance to this team (KKR) and that guy Shreyas Iyer. I have heard a lot about Gautam Gambhir, who has created a magnificent culture in this KKR team. But this guy Shreyas, I don’t think he’s getting enough credit.”

The bishop added: “I’ve been saying it all season and they came after me on social media. And we must not forget that KKR’s bowling, I think, is discreet. So, I just wanted to get that out there. So, these two (Gambhir and the coaches) and Shreyas Iyer need some credit.”

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The former West Indies cricketer also congratulated KKR for winning their third IPL title after thrashing SRH by 8 wickets in the final of IPL 2024 in Chennai on Sunday. He also praised SRH for making IPL 2024 a spectacular season with their aggressive batting.

Bishop published in X: “Congratulations to Shreyas Iyer’s @KKRiders for a third TATAIPL title. They were coached wonderfully all season. For me, the best most consistent batting unit, and even more so, the best all-around team in the tournament. Congratulations also to @SunRisers for making the season spectacular.”