IPL 2024
Ruturaj Gaikwad reveals why MS Dhoni told him ‘luck will not change’ with toss in IPL 2024
By SMCS - May 3, 2024 8:30 am
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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Ruturaj Gaikwad is facing a tough time at the toss in the IPL 2024 season as he has lost nine times in 10 games so far as well. With the dew factor playing a huge role, Gaikwad opened up on the importance of not letting that advantage go away to the opposition as well. He shared a conversation he had with MS Dhoni when he lost the toss against the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) as well.

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad and MS Dhoni

Speaking to Star Sports, Ruturaj Gaikwad said: “The first thing Mahi bhai said when I came back was, ‘Anyways you cannot control it, but you still have to win it.’ We have seven-eight people practicing coin tosses and against each one of them I am winning tosses.”I was high on confidence and I thought maybe my luck is changing and in coming matches I may win tosses. But he (Dhoni) says, ‘No No. The luck will not change because you won that many amount of tosses which you would have won in the upcoming games. So definitely now you’re losing more.'”

However, Ruturaj Gaikwad also lost the toss against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) on Wednesday and the dew factor cost them the game as the opponents chased down the target of 163 with ease. Ruturaj Gaikwad also accepted that CSK were probably 50-60 runs short of the game.

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad witnessed a brain fade moment

“Probably I would say 50 or 60 runs short, the pitch wasn’t great batting first and it got better in the second half and with the impact player rule, it’s definitely 50 or 60 runs short. I practice (coin toss) a lot, the difference is I win in the practice but not in the actual toss, but have to try something different. I’m under pressure in the toss, not in the actual game,” Ruturaj Gaikwad concluded.