In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, a match was played between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings on Saturday. CSK opener Rituraj Gaikwad scored a century in this match with a bang. This is his first century in IPL. Gaikwad scored 101 runs in 60 balls. He hit 9 fours and 5 sixes during his century. Rituraj completed his century by hitting a six off the last ball of the last over of CSK’s innings. The way Gaikwad celebrated after hitting six, his fans were reminded of Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Neeraj Chopra.
Gaikwad needed 5 runs to complete his century. He hit a strong shot on the last ball of CSK’s innings. After that he started celebrating his century without looking at the ball. The power with which he hit the ball knew that the ball would go for a six. So they started celebrating Six on the field. This was similar to when Neeraj Chopra started celebrating soon after throwing the javelin at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He created history by winning gold in Javelin Throw.
Talking about the match played between the two teams, the target of 190 runs was achieved by Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan Royals for the loss of three wickets in 17.3 overs. For Rajasthan, Shivam Dube scored the highest 64 runs and remained unbeaten. Apart from him Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 50 runs. Earlier, batting first, Chennai Super Kings scored 189 runs for 4 wickets in the allotted 20 overs.