Gaikwad's century shouldn't be brushed aside despite loss, says Dhoni

back icon
safari
02 Oct 2021 | 06:38 PM
authorcricket.com staff

Gaikwad's century shouldn't be brushed aside despite loss, says Dhoni

CSK skipper MS Dhoni lauded Ruturaj Gaikwad's knock of 101 not out which came in a losing cause against Rajasthan Royals

Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni said that Saturday's seven-wicket loss against Rajasthan Royals doesn't take away the brilliance of Ruturaj Gaikwad, whose unbeaten 101 propelled CSK to 189/4 in 20 overs. RR blitzed the target with 15 balls to spare at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi after Yashaswi Jaiswal (50 off 21 balls) and Shivam Dube (64 off 42 balls) scored fifties.

"I think initially it was stopping a bit, which we saw with their wrist spinners. As the innings progressed, it started coming on well, Rutu's was an outstanding knock. When you lose the game, it can get brushed under the carpet but he batted very well to get us up to 190," Dhoni said in the post-match presentation.

Dhoni joked that 250 would've been a good total looking at how Rajasthan were batting.

"It was a bad toss to lose to start off, but I feel the Royals batters batted really well. Around 250 may have been about right on that surface (laughs)," he said.

Having qualified for the play-offs with a win in their previous match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, CSK rested regulars Dwayne Bravo and Deepak Chahar for the game. Their replacements Sam Curran and KM Asif alongside Josh Hazlewood conceded heavily as Dhoni felt it was a night to forget for the table toppers.

"Dwayne and Deepak aren't here, of course I missed them. Both of them are quite experienced. Once they started going after the bowlers, it paid off. We could've used the dimensions of the field better," he said.

"Have to forget this, you can go through it in a tournament like this, learn what we could have done. The same thing can happen in the knockouts too, we've done it well, learning from each and every game," he added.

CSK are well set to finish top of the table with two games left against second-placed Sunrisers Hyderabad and top-four contenders Punjab Kings.

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super KingsIndian Premier League, 2021Chennai Super KingsRajasthan RoyalsMS DhoniRuturaj Gaikwad

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
Doing well at the end of last season helped our comeback: MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni was happy with the way he batted while praising opener Ruturaj Gaikwad
usercricket.com staff
10 Oct 2021
safari
OPINION
With playoffs nearing, CSK and DC get timely wake-up call
Come the playoffs, both sides can ill-afford to err and slip-up like they did today
userAnirudh Suresh
04 Oct 2021
safari
REPORT
Rajasthan Royals' batters outclass CSK and Ruturaj Gaikwad
Chasing 190, Rajasthan only required 17.3 overs to get past the line, with some monster-like hitting against table-toppers Chennai
usercricket.com staff
02 Oct 2021
safari
NEWS
It has been good to learn from Dwayne Bravo over the last few weeks: Josh Hazlewood
The Australia pacer finished with his best figures in IPL during CSK's win over SRH
usercricket.com staff
30 Sep 2021
safari
OPINION
Gaikwad’s best score fetch CSK their first win after losing 4 wickets in powerplay
Here are some of the noteworthy stats form Match 30 of IPL 2021 between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians in Dubai
userAnirudh Kasargod
19 Sep 2021
safari
NEWS
It was one game that was as close to being perfect: Dhoni
Badly in need of a win, CSK pulled off a 20-victory while defending 167 runs against Sunrisers with almost every player making a contribution
userPTI
14 Oct 2020
safari
NEWS
Too many holes in the ship, we need to get our act together: Dhoni
CSK have now lost five out of their seven matches in IPL 2020
userPTI
11 Oct 2020
safari
NEWS
IPL 2020: The complete news timeline
What's hot, what's not, who's in, who's out. Everything that you need to know about IPL 2020 - we have it covered here!
userCricket.com staff
04 Sep 2020
safari
FEATURE
Five games when CSK snatched victory from the jaws of defeat
We look back at five miraculous victories by CSK since they came back to IPL, on this day in 2018
userCricket.com Staff
07 Apr 2020
safari
ANALYSIS
DC's young brigade up against the experienced lions of CSK
CSK has beaten DC twice in the league stage
userShubh Aggarwal
09 May 2019
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved