Raturaj Gaikwad again batted as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) chased down 173 against Delhi Capitals (DC). The win in the qualifiers means CSK booked a place in their ninth IPL final on Sunday.
Ruturaj led Chennai’s batting from the front with a series of runs at the top. The Pune-born cricketer scored a crucial 70 runs on Sunday. MS Dhoni added 110 for the second wicket with Robin Uthappa before going over the ropes.
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Speaking on how he planned his innings in the post-match presentation, Raturaj Gaikwad said:
“I’m planning 2-3 overs, think about who can bowl and who can target, big-short boundary, who I can better target. You have to be crystal clear, go through the process, take one over. .Time and make sure the required rate is not too high and take it deeply. “
“It’s perfectly normal. Go through the usual routines of what you’ve been following throughout the tournament and try and be neutral. Every game you start from 0, so start anew and start anew and for any challenge. It’s important to be prepared. “
Ut Turaj Gaikwad has scored 603 runs in 15 matches at an average of 46.38, including one century and four half-centuries. The 224-year-old batsman has been in form for the last few matches in the IPL in 2020 and has been on the run ever since.
“MS Dhoni tries to encourage me” – Raturaj Gaikwad in his conversation with CSK captain
Raturaj Gaikwad, who is next to MS Dhoni, is a huge positive. The right-handed batsman admits that Dhoni always encourages him and urges him to learn from every game.
“Every time, Dhoni tries to encourage me and start every game anew. Learn from every game and move on. He said, try and finish the game. That’s what makes good players different from ordinary players. I just want to learn as long as Maybe he should not come here and be humble, “added Ruturaj Gaikwad.
Ruturaj Gaikwad is keen to continue his brilliant run in the title fight at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 15 October.