New Delhi: CSK faced Rajasthan Royals in the 47th match of IPL 2021. In this match, the Rajasthan batsmen gave their team a 7-wicket victory. CSK may have had to face defeat in this match, but this match was memorable for their team’s opening batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad. Gaikwad scored the best century in this match.
Dhoni also praised
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said that Rituraj Gaikwad’s century against Rajasthan Royals will not get that much importance as his team lost the match. Gaikwad smashed an unbeaten 101 off 60 balls against Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi on Saturday as CSK suffered a seven-wicket defeat with 15 balls to spare despite a heavy effort by the batsman.
Dhoni said after the match, ‘I think initially the ball was coming a bit stagnant, but as the innings progressed, the pitch became batting friendly. When you lose the game, your innings doesn’t matter that much. It was a wonderful innings. Gaikwad batted very well to take us to 190.
CSK has qualified
CSK have already qualified for the playoffs with Delhi Capitals on 18 points, but Saturday’s defeat broke the three-time champions’ four-match winning streak. Dhoni said, ‘The batsmen need to quickly assess what is a good score. In T20s you work hard and then realize it is not 160-180 wickets. He has done it well, rated really well and hasn’t let the pressure down. Gaikwad became the highest run-scorer in this IPL 2021 with 508 runs at an average of around 51.