New Delhi. Who played an important role in making Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings the champions of IPL 2021 Ruturaj Gaikwad His stellar form continues in the Vijay Hazare Trophy as well. Rituraj, who captained Maharashtra in this tournament, scored the second century within 2 days. Rituraj scored an unbeaten 154 off 143 balls in the match against Chhattisgarh on Thursday. In this innings, Rituraj hit 14 fours and 5 sixes. That is, 86 runs were achieved only from the boundary. Thanks to his captaincy innings, Maharashtra won this match by 8 wickets. Apart from him, Yash Nahar also scored 52 runs.
Vijay Hazare Trophy In this match, Chhattisgarh, batting first, scored 275 runs in 50 overs for the loss of 7 wickets. In response to the target of 276 runs, opening for Maharashtra, Rituraj completed his century in 105 balls. Rituraj completed his hundred by hitting six. After this, he rained fours and sixes and Maharashtra achieved the target of victory by losing 2 wickets in 47 overs.
just a day ago Ruturaj Gaikwad He played a captaincy innings of 136 runs against Madhya Pradesh in the first match of the tournament. This match was played in Rajkot. Rituraj scored 136 runs in 112 balls against MP. In this innings, apart from 14 fours, he also scored 4 sixes. A day before this match, he was made the captain of Maharashtra’s 20-man team for this tournament. Rituraj proved to be a hit in the team’s opener as well as captain’s role and his team won the match by 5 wickets with 2 balls to spare.
Will Rituraj get a chance against South Africa?
2021 has been very good for Rituraj so far. He won the Orange Cap in IPL 2021 by scoring the highest 636 runs. He maintained this form in the domestic Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament as well and scored the highest 259 runs in 5 matches for Maharashtra at a strike rate of over 150. After this, CSK’s decision to retain CSK for IPL 2022 by scoring 2 consecutive centuries in the Vijay Hazare Trophy is also in danger. He has now strengthened his claim for the ODI series to be played on South Africa tour.