IPL 2024
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s Majestic Six Leaves MS Dhoni in Awe
By CricShots - Apr 14, 2024 10:24 pm
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In a high-octane clash between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) at the Wankhede Stadium in IPL 2024, Ruturaj Gaikwad’s batting prowess left everyone, including CSK skipper MS Dhoni, in awe. Gaikwad’s remarkable innings showcased his class and elegance, drawing applause from fans and pundits alike.

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed a majestic six

Batting at No.3, Gaikwad displayed a wide array of strokes, but it was one particular shot during Akash Madhwal’s over that stole the show. On the fifth ball of the 15th over, Gaikwad effortlessly dispatched a full-toss outside off, lofting it over deep point for a sensational boundary. Even from the dressing room, Dhoni couldn’t contain his admiration for Gaikwad’s exquisite strokeplay, with his reaction quickly becoming a viral sensation.

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Gaikwad’s innings was nothing short of spectacular. He compiled a brilliant 69 runs off just 40 deliveries, showcasing a striking blend of aggression and finesse. His innings comprised 5 fours and an equal number of sixes, leaving the MI bowlers struggling to contain him.

But Gaikwad wasn’t the only CSK batsman to shine. Shivam Dube played a scintillating knock, contributing 66 runs off 38 balls. His aggressive batting, peppered with 10 boundaries and 2 sixes, added crucial impetus to CSK’s innings.

However, the defining moment came towards the end when MS Dhoni, known for his finishing prowess, unleashed his trademark power-hitting. Dhoni’s blitzkrieg of three consecutive sixes off as many balls propelled CSK’s total to a formidable 206 runs. His unbeaten cameo of 20 runs off just 4 deliveries showcased his ability to turn the game on its head in a matter of balls.

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Looking ahead, MI’s Gerald Coetzee acknowledged the challenge of chasing down CSK’s imposing total, especially with the dew factor coming into play. Nonetheless, with MI’s formidable batting lineup, led by the likes of Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock, the stage is set for an exhilarating chase at the Wankhede Stadium.