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

Chennai Tremendous 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 gamers as they chased down a goal of 173 runs within the final over. CSK modified their technique after their eighth loss and began giving extra probabilities to younger gamers within the group.

One of many kids, Ruturaj Gaikwad has impressed everybody with back-to-back fifties. He performed an assured innings of 72 runs to energy his facet to a victory towards KKR.

CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday additionally heaped wealthy reward on Gaikwad, saying the younger opener is “one of the gifted gamers going round”.

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“(The modifications) are a acutely aware effort. We need to give video games to individuals who haven’t performed and we’d like them to seize these alternatives. Ruturaj we’d seen him within the nets, however then he acquired Covid optimistic and took 20 days. We didn’t have a lot time to take a look at him. Unlucky however he’ll keep in mind this season,” mentioned Dhoni on the post-match presentation.

“He’s one of the gifted gamers going round. What makes it tough is he’s not anyone who speaks loads! So typically it turns into tough for the administration to gauge a participant.”

Gaekwad, who had examined COVID-19 optimistic within the lead as much as the match, has all of the photographs and his fashion of play is enjoyable to the attention. Issues didn’t look shiny for him after he failed in his first three innings (0, 5, 0).

“As soon as he began going within the innings, you can see that he was hitting the ball the way in which he needs to and he was planning. Once we made him play the primary recreation, he acquired out, stepped out.

“It turns into tough to inform whether or not it was the strain that made him step out or whether or not that’s his pure recreation. One ball isn’t sufficient,” Dhoni mentioned.

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The CSK skipper additionally praised Ravindra Jadeja for his match-winning cameo, which included two sixes within the ultimate over the sport.

“This season Jadeja has been unbelievable. He’s been the one batsman in our group who has taken the job of scoring in the previous few overs. Not simply utilizing his energy however by means of level if the sphere is up.”I really feel all through the season we wanted somebody by his facet,” Dhoni added.

(with PTI inputs)

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