IPL 2020: Ruturaj Gaikwad elated after sharing partnership with MS Dhoni during CSK’s win over RCB

Gaikwad played an unbeaten knock of 65 runs to take his team over the line.

Ruturaj Gaikwad and MS Dhoni | IPL/BCCIChennai Super Kings (CSK) opener Ruturaj Gaikwad was over the moon as he lived his dream of batting alongside MS Dhoni during the team’s eight-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Dubai on Sunday (October 25).

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Chasing 146 to win, Gaikwad played an unbeaten knock of 65 runs to take his team over the line with 8 balls to spare. He shared an unbroken 37-run stand with the CSK skipper Dhoni (19*).

"I am feeling good but personal milestone doesn't matter much until and unless you win for your team. I was part of the squad last year and this year also I didn't get many chances this year also, so this means a lot," Gaikwad told teammate Deepak Chahar in a video posted on iplt20.com.

"I was dreaming from the day you know when the camp started in Chennai and I had a feeling I might get a game and was hoping to play with Mahi bhai and obviously make a partnership. It helps me a lot, coming it from Mahi Bhai that keeps focusing on the next games," he added.

Earlier, CSK lost the toss and restricted RCB to 145/6 in 20 overs. Sam Curran (3-19) and Deepak Chahar (2-31) did the bulk of the damage with the ball.

Chahar bowled brilliantly at the death and claimed the prized scalp of AB de Villiers.

"I was confident bowling at death as I bowl 3 overs in the powerplay where only two players are allowed. Even last year, I bowled in the death overs, so I was pretty confident bowling in the crucial overs," said Chahar.

CSK will take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their next game on Thursday (October 29).


By Salman Anjum - 26 Oct, 2020

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