After registering an exciting 20-run win over Mumbai Indians within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Stephen Fleming hailed opening batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad for taking part in a match-winning 88-run knock.
For CSK, Gaikwad had performed an unbeaten innings of 88 runs because the MS Dhoni-led outfit posted 156/6 within the allotted twenty overs after being 24/4 contained in the powerplay.
“Yeah, it was very special. We have had tabs on him since some time. Even last time we were here, we rushed him back given the shape he was in from COVID-19 because that’s how much regard and respect we have for his ability. The way he finished off the IPL last year in Dubai set him up for the first part in India and innings against Mumbai Indians was really special,” mentioned Fleming throughout a digital press post-match convention.
“When you are the one to give your team a chance, that is even more special so the way he went about his work and absorbed pressure, it was really down to his hand that we were able to create pressure so it was a remarkable innings really,” he added.
When requested concerning the health replace on Ambati Rayudu and Deepak Chahar, Fleming mentioned: “Rayudu’s X-Ray was clear, it was just a bad bruise at that stage and he lost little bit of grip. We feared that it might be broken but there is good news. Deepak Chahar was a cramp, we will check that, fingers crossed, they both will come through reasonably okay.”
Talking concerning the batting depth, Fleming mentioned: “We are a little bitt spoilt to have Dwayne Bravo at number eight and Shardul Thakur Thakur at nine. It is not by accident, we have designed it that way so that we could keep a faster tempo. It is good to have the depth and quality of batsmanship way down to number nine.”
For CSK, Dwayne Bravo scalped three wickets and Deepak Chahar took two. For Mumbai Indians, Saurabh Tiwary was the very best scorer after enjoying a knock of fifty runs. With this win, Chennai Super Kings went to the highest of the IPL desk whereas Mumbai is now in peril of falling exterior the highest 4 in the event that they get on a dropping streak.
CSK will subsequent lock horns towards Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Friday.
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