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Twitter Erupts As Ruturaj Gaikwad Produces Masterclass Innings

Ruturaj Gaikwad Helped Chennai To Stay Afloat

The second phase of IPL 2021 kickstarted with a bang as Chennai’s opening batsman, Ruturaj Gaikwad played an impeccable innings to impart a fighting

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chance to the Yellow Army.

Chennai was jolted to a rude awakening as Boult struck early to remove du Plessis. Three balls later, Adam Milne removed the explosive Moeen Ali for naught.

Raina was the third man to depart for Chennai as his bat broke after a frenetic swing with the resultant loft safely landing into the arms of Rahul Chahar.

Ruturaj Gaikwad delivered hope in the middle of chaos

In the middle of all this early wreckage if there was someone showing hope to Chennai that was their young opening batsman, Ruturaj Gaikwad. The youngster took his time to get his eyes in and started his battery against Adam Milne with a fortunate boundary racing to the ropes past a chasing Boult.

The next boundary smacked by Gaikwad was another piece of fortune that came his way as he wildly swung his bat to usher the ball to long-off but saw the ball racing to the third man boundary.

He assumed control from his third boundary as he nicely drove Milne to the ropes. Weathering the initial storm of Mumbai Indians, he stitched together an incredible stand with Ravindra Jadeja as he dictated proceedings.

The late rush from the opener

Once Gaikwad got into the groove it was simply an illustration of effortless fluidity from the ambitious youngster. He picked his strikes perfectly and didn’t really show any rush to attack the bowlers as the boundaries kept on flowing.

He played a stellar knock of 88 from 55 deliveries that saw him drilling 9 fours and thwacking 4 sixes. It was his magic that propelled Chennai to a respectable 156 with some resistance from Jadeja and a late blitzkrieg from Dwayne Bravo.

Twitter seemed extremely happy as the youngster excelled at another blistering knock in the midst of all the chaos.

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