• Sunil Narine won the IPL 2024 MVP Award for his exceptional all-round performance.

  • Kolkata Knight Riders team mentor recently shared his first interaction with Narine.

‘Can I bring my girlfriend to the IPL?’: Gautam Gambhir shares his first interaction with Sunil Narine
Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Narine with his wife Anjellia Suchit
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Former Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain and current team mentor Gautam Gambhir recently shared a delightful story about his initial interaction with teammate and the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of IPL 2024, Sunil Narine. Narine, a key player for KKR, has blossomed into a vital all-rounder, and his bonding with Gambhir goes beyond the cricket pitch.

Gautam Gambhir throws light on his first interaction with Sunil Narine

In an interview with Sportskeeda, Gambhir revealed a humorous anecdote from their first meeting during the 2012 IPL season. ”

“Me and Narine are similar characters, and so are our emotions,” the ex-India opener said. “I still remember that when Narine first came into the IPL in 2012, it was in Jaipur, and we were going for practice, and I told him to come join us for lunch. He was so shy that he did not say a single word during lunch, and the first question that he eventually asked was, ‘Can I bring my girlfriend to the IPL?'”

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This story highlights the remarkable transformation in their relationship. “He was so quiet that first season, but now, we can talk about anything,” Gambhir reminisced.

“He is like a brother to me. I don’t see him as a friend, I don’t see him as a teammate, I see him as a brother. If I need him or he needs me, I think we are just one call away, that is the sort of relationship that we have built. We do not get excited much, we do not show too many emotions, we are not flamboyant, we just do the job and come back.”

Sunil Narine’s performance in IPL 2024

Narine’s exceptional performance in IPL 2024 speaks volumes about his all-round talent. He amassed a staggering 488 runs and scalped 17 wickets, showcasing his prowess with both bat and ball. Combined with his loyalty to KKR, having been part of all their three IPL victories (2012, 2014, 2024), Narine has cemented his place as a legendary all-rounder.

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