IND vs SA: ‘Ruturaj Gaikwad Plays in Kl Rahul Mould, Doesn’t Look That Aggressive,’ Says Dale Steyn
IND vs SA: India finally broke the two-match losing streak against South Africa following a crushing 48-run win in the third T20I. The hosts played a picture-perfect game as the bowlers and batters clicked in unison for the first time in the series. While India were unable to defend a record target in the first match, they were restricted to a score of less than 150 in the second T20I. Discover more about betting sites in India that are top-rated in the market and it has an amazing live betting platform. Have fun at home!
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India posted 179/5 on a tricky wicket, led by Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan, who added 97 for the first wicket. Gaikwad was the more aggressive partner, scoring 57 off 35 balls. It was his first international half-century, and it helped him finally break his run of low scores in his brief career.
Gaikwad’s performances for the Chennai Super Kings have earned him high praise. He was the first uncapped player to finish a season as the highest run-scorer in the IPL 2021 season, earning the Orange Cap. He was struggling at the start of IPL 2022, before turning it on at the later stages of the tourney. Gaikwad finished with 368 runs in 14 games, the highest run-scorer for CSK.
IND vs SA: Steyn says Gaikwad doesn’t appear to be overly aggressive
IND vs SA: Former South African pacer Dale Steyn, who has seen Gaikwad from close quarters in the IPL, is impressed with the right-hander’s approach. Steyn was the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowling coach last season and saw Gaikwad smash 99 off 57 balls against his bowling attack.
“When you open the batting in the IPL, you generally come up against the best bowlers in the world. It could be (Kagiso) Rabada or Lockie Ferguson, throw all the names in the hat, and Ruturaj Gaikwad is up for it. Tonight he looked really good. A little bit of luck here and there but you create your own luck,”Steyn said to ESPN Cricinfo
Steyn also stated that Gaikwad bats in the KL Rahul mould, and that he never appears troubled and does not give the impression of being an aggressive batter.
“The thing that stands out is that he doesn’t look like an aggressive player. He kind of looks in a similar vein in which KL Rahul bats. He stands very still, non-threatening. I loved bowling to batters like that,“he added
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