The young and dynamic Ruturaj Gaikwad batted through the innings for an unbeaten 58-ball 88 to lift Chennai Super Kings from 7/3 to 156 for 6 against Mumbai Indians as the fourteenth reason of the Indian Premier League continued in Dubai on Sunday.

Chennai Super Kings crushed Mumbai Indians by 20 runs to go top of the table. Ruturaj Gaikwad, who established the framework of the Chennai Super Kings win conceded that it was his best thump as of recently.

Ruturaj Gaikwad Had His Say:

“Obviously one of my top innings till now. The pressure of early wickets and with the seniors back in the dressing room. I looked to grind and get the team to 130, 140 and then 150 was possible,” Gaikwad in the post-match presentation.

“When Mahi Bhai is around and with the CSK management, once they back you, you don’t have to think much,” he added.

“The Sri Lanka tour and the preparation coming here did help too,” said Gaikwad.

“Initially the ball was seaming and swinging so I had to take my chance against the spinners. Jaddu just came in and I had to take my chance and it came off well,” said Ruturaj Gaikwad.

The 24-year-old Ruturaj Gaikwad, who made his India debut on the Covid hit Sri Lanka series said that the visit assisted him with getting back in the woods for the second leg of the IPL.

The especially capable Maharashtra batsman crushed nine fours and three sixes during his stay at the wicket. Nonetheless, he said that the batting was difficult as it was a twofold wicket.

Ruturaj Gaikwad was dropped on 19 by Mumbai Indians wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock off Rahul Chahar’s bowling.


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