Ruturaj Gaikwad, the orange cap holder from the last edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been struggling to score runs in all three matches that he has played in IPL 2022 so far. The right-handed batter who is one of the most promising youngsters has been unable to get runs this season and former coach Ravi Shastri weighs in on the issue.
Ruturaj Gaikwad is having a forgettable IPL 2022 so far. In the three matches that Chennai Super Kings have played so far, Gaikwad has not fired with the bat. The youngster has managed to score 2 runs from 3 games which shows the kind of time he is having in this year’s IPL so far.
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Gaikwad was run out for a duck in the game against Lucknow Supergiants but other than that he has not looked like the orange cap holder of last season who was one of the best with the bat. Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has been actively taking part with the host broadcasters in the IPL 2022 and keeps sharing his opinion.
While talking about Ruturaj Gaikwad to ESPNCricinfo, Ravi Shastri said, “Ruturaj needs to give himself some time. He’s a good timer of the ball, he can make up for the slow starts later because he has a lot of shots. If he’s a bit careful at the start and gets a bit used to the pace of the wicket, the runs will automatically come These pitches are good for batting. In comparison to last year, there’s more bounce on this wicket and the ball is coming onto the bat nicely”.
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Ravindra Jadeja also spoke about Ruturaj Gaikwad after the loss against Punjab Kings and he opined that it is important to give the young batter confidence as he is a really good player. He believes that Gaikwad will return to form soon.