Ruturaj Gaikwad debuted for the Dhoni-coached Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL). He had a breakout season in the Indian Premier League in 2021, which aided in his ascent to prominence in India’s white-ball cricket system.
Including one century and four half-centuries, the right-handed hitter scored 635 runs in the IPL 2021 at an average of 45.35 and a strike rate of 136.26. According to The Indian Express, Dhoni visited Team Maharashtra while they were competing in a match in Ranchi.
Speaking about Dhoni’s interactions with Maharashtra players, Kazi remarked that he thought Gaikwad was speaking when he observed Dhoni having a discussion.
It sounded exactly like Ruturaj Gaikwad when MS Dhoni Bhai was saying. He expressed certain things that echoed what Rutu had been telling us. There are undoubtedly some similarities because he has interacted with Dhoni Bhai while a member of CSK.
And is now transferring that experience onto us. We have all read and heard about how Dhoni Bhai manages the squad, and Ruturaj Gaikwad has been doing that here,” Kazi said to the team.
IPL 2023: Ruturaj has become our everything – Azim Kazi
Kazi continued to laud Ruturaj Gaikwad, claiming that the 25-year-old is Maharashtra’s “everything” and that the players are learning a lot from him. He has grown to be our entire world. We are gaining new knowledge.
He has altered both the overall setup and the way we get ready. Even at the hotel, we work as a unit. For instance, his hotel room door is always open, so we can always go there for assistance.
When a player is having trouble, he is the first to mention it off the field and offers advice on how to fix it. The game plan he has developed and the way he has assigned roles to everyone are even more astounding.
IPL 2023: Ruturaj Gaikwad Hits 42 Runs In An Over
Ruturaj Gaikwad followed up his undefeated 220 from Monday’s quarterfinal versus Uttar Pradesh (UP), which included a record seven sixes in an over, with an incredible knock of 168 against Assam in the Vijay Hazare Trophy semifinal on Wednesday.
The Maharashtra captain rated his double hundred better than his 168, which took just 126 balls, despite pushing the accelerator more quickly on Wednesday than he did two days earlier at the Narendra Modi Stadium B field.