Chennai Super Kings opener Ruturaj Gaikwad became the fifth Indian to win the Orange Cap. The youngster crossed KL Rahul in the IPL 2021 final against Kolkata Knight Riders. In this article, we take a look at the Twitter reactions as Ruturaj Gaikwad becomes the 5th Indian to win the Orange Cap in IPL.
Ruturaj Gaikwad becomes the 5th Indian to win Orange Cap
Ruturaj Gaikwad has been in superb form this season. The Maharashtra cricketer was coming off a poor domestic season and actually struggled in the initial games. However, CSK backed him and over the course of the season, he accumulated more runs than any other batsman. Ruturaj also made his debut for Team India after the first phase of IPL 2021.
It was not until Faf du Plessis got out in the last over that Ruturaj Gaikwad had the Orange Cap reserved in his name. The South African fell just two runs short of Rutu’s 635 runs. Gaikwad also became the fifth Indian to achieve the feat. Previously, the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Robin Uthappa and KL Rahul had won the Orange Cap.
Meanwhile, CSK is on a roll in the final of IPL 2021. Put in to bat first, riding on a big score by Faf and solid contributions by Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa and Moeen Ali, the team managed to put 192 runs on the board. It will be a tough target to chase for KKR. The likes of Eoin Morgan must step up if they are to do it.
Twitter reacts to the enormous feat
It needs to be noted that at the start of this season, Ruturaj Gaikwad was still an uncapped player. Despite struggling for form, Rutu did the unthinkable of winning the Orange Cap. Twitter was elated with the performance by the youngster. We take a look at a few of the Twitter reactions below:
IPL 2021 Orange Cap Winner – Ruturaj Gaikwad with 635 runs. pic.twitter.com/XPdrBJ9FCrAdvertisement
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 15, 2021
— KKR VerithanaM 😈 (@VeriVjAddict) October 15, 2021
— Sharukh (@StanMSD) October 15, 2021
— Py_TFC 🔥 (@Py_TFC) October 15, 2021
Harsha: Do you know Faf was one boundary away to win orange cap?Advertisement
Ruturaj: No I want him to hit a six so that team gets six extra runs.
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) October 15, 2021
And the orange cap holder . U deserve it leo king 🦁💛 pic.twitter.com/18tOJgMDwO
— Divz|💛 (@divz_tweetz) October 15, 2021
Ruturaj Gaikwad in #IPL2021 :
•Most runs Scorer.
•2nd Most 6s.
•2nd Best Averages.
•2nd Most 50s.
•Joint Most 100s.
•Won Orange Cap.
•Youngest Ever to Won Orange Cap.
Future of Indian Cricket. What a talent. Incredible, Ruturaj Gaikwad.#CSKVSKKR pic.twitter.com/AAkyXZAk59
— Aryan Yadav (@alsoaryan) October 15, 2021
Orange Cap Holder of #IPL2021
— 𝘽oop𝗔th𝗜.. (@itz_PumA_57) October 15, 2021Advertisement
— Jaynil (@jaynildave) October 15, 2021Advertisement
#CSKvsKKR Orange Cap |
Ruturaj Gaikwad seeing Faf Du Plessis getting out on that last ball: pic.twitter.com/6VidPqVgAUAdvertisement
— Hemant Kumar (@SportsCuppa) October 15, 2021