Sanjiv Goenka, the owner of the Lucknow franchise refers to the Mumbai Indians as his “biggest inspiration.” Goenka praised the Reliance Industries-owned MI for their tournament supremacy, the Mumbai Indians have won 5 IPL championships, more than almost any other franchise in the league’s history. Here we discussed on Topic Sanjeev Goenka Speaks About Mumbai Indians.
Sanjeev Goenka Speaks About Mumbai Indians
According to Goenka, the Mumbai Indians‘ success model is not just one that each IPL franchise should attempt to replicate, but it is also a pattern for all sports teams throughout the world to gain inspiration from. However, Goenka believes that the IPL should eliminate the idea of mega-auctions since it has fallen by the wayside.
“I have to follow the system [mega auctions],” he said during an interaction. “I have no role in the rules and regulations [of the IPL]. That said, the biggest inspiration for me is Mumbai Indians. What they have achieved, and how they have gone about it, is a template for not only other IPL teams but sports franchises worldwide.”
Gautam will also help to create a blueprint for the franchise in the long term: Goenka
Goenka, who previously owned the Rising Pune Supergiants when the CSK and RR were banned for 2 years following the IPL spot-fixing incident, also highlighted what responsibility Gautam Gambhir, who was selected as the franchise’s mentor on December 18, will undertake.
“Gautam will primarily have a motivational role to play,” he said. “He will also help to create a blueprint for the franchise in the long term. We wanted to have people with a proven track record of success. Gautam has also successfully groomed a generation of youngsters for KKR and that went in his favor.”
“He has an image of being a totally non-partisan leader with a focus on results. Look at what he did for KKR. Fundamentally we would like the dressing room to be geared towards a culture of performance,” Goenka added.
Gambhir, a parliament member for the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was overjoyed with his position. “The fire to win a contest still burns bright inside me. The desire to leave a winner’s legacy still kicks me 24×7. I will not be contesting for a dressing room but for the spirit and soul of Uttar Pradesh,” he said.