Abu Dhabi. Young batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad has performed brilliantly in IPL 2021. Playing with CSK, the 24-year-old young batsman scored an unbeaten 101 against Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Saturday. This is the first century of his T20 career. He has also scored 3 half-centuries in the current season. RCB captain Virat Kohli has scored 3 and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma has scored one half-century so far. That is, both together have been able to play an innings of more than 50 runs only 4 times, Rituraj alone has done so. He has also become the first batsman to score 500 runs in the current season. He has got 508 runs. Kohli and Rohit have not been able to touch the 400-run mark so far. Rohit has scored 341 and Kohli has scored 332 runs.
Rituraj Gaikwad scored an unbeaten 101 off 60 balls against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday. He hit 9 fours and 5 sixes. Talking about his T20 career, before this match, he had scored 1583 runs in 52 T20Is with 34 half-centuries. Had 12 half-centuries. The strike rate is 132, which is very good in terms of T20. He has hit more than 150 fours and more than 50 sixes. Batting first against Rajasthan, Chennai scored 189 for 4 wickets.
Outstanding performance in domestic cricket
Rituraj Gaikwad has also got a chance to play in 2 T20 International matches. However, he could not perform much in these matches against Sri Lanka. Scored 35 runs at an average of 18. Talking about the first class, he has scored 1349 runs in 21 matches at an average of 39. Has scored 4 centuries and 6 half-centuries. Talking about List A, this Maharashtra batsman has scored 2681 runs in 59 matches at an average of 48. Has scored 7 centuries and 16 half-centuries. He also played a big innings of 187 not out. In the last three matches of the last season of IPL, Rituraj had scored half-centuries.
Playing-11 of both the teams
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI) Rituraj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Karen, Shardul Thakur, KM Asif and Josh Hazlewood.
Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Evin Lewis, Sanju Samson (Captain), Shivam Dubey, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakaria, Rahul Tewatia, Akash Singh and Mayank Markandey.