IPL 2020: ‘We didn’t have a lot time to take a look at him,’ MS Dhoni names ‘one of the most talented players going around’

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Chennai Super Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets to extend their factors tally to 10 factors from 13 matches within the 13th season of the Indian Premier League. It was a scientific efficiency by the CSK players as they chased down a goal of 173 runs within the last over. CSK modified their technique after their eighth loss and began giving extra probabilities to younger players within the staff.

One of the kids, Ruturaj Gaikwad has impressed everybody with back-to-back fifties. He performed an assured innings of 72 runs to energy his side to a victory in opposition to KKR.

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CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday also heaped wealthy reward on Gaikwad, saying the younger opener is “one of the most talented players going around”.

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“(The changes) are a conscious effort. We want to give games to people who haven’t played and we need them to grab those opportunities. Ruturaj we’d seen him in the nets, but then he got Covid positive and took 20 days. We didn’t have much time to have a look at him. Unfortunate but he’ll remember this season,” stated Dhoni on the post-match presentation.

“He’s one of the most talented players going around. What makes it difficult is he’s not somebody who speaks a lot! So sometimes it becomes difficult for the management to gauge a player.”

Gaekwad, who had examined COVID-19 positive within the lead as much as the match, has all of the shots and his type of play is agreeable to the attention. Things didn’t look brilliant for him after he failed in his first three innings (0, 5, 0).

“Once he started going in the innings, you could see that he was hitting the ball the way he wants to and he was planning. When we made him play the first game, he got out, stepped out.

“It becomes difficult to tell whether it was the pressure that made him step out or whether that’s his natural game. One ball isn’t enough,” Dhoni stated.

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The CSK skipper also praised Ravindra Jadeja for his match-winning cameo, which included two sixes within the finishing over the game.

“This season Jadeja has been fantastic. He’s been the only batsman in our team who has taken the job of scoring in the last few overs. Not just using his power but through point if the field is up.”I really feel all through the season we wanted somebody by his side,” Dhoni added.

(with PTI inputs)

[Attribution HT]

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