GT vs CSK: Rashid Khan blinders the boundary ropes to get rid of Ruturaj Gaikwad (Watch Video)

Rashid Khan Ruturaj Gaikwad

Rashid Khan, on Friday (May 10), showed remarkable composure as he took a brilliant catch near the boundary rope to dismiss Ruturaj Gaikwad in the ongoing game between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

The CSK captain had to come out to bat in the second over after Rachin Ravindra was run out for one off the last ball of the first over. In the second over, Sandeep Warrier dismissed out-of-form Ajinkya Rahane for 1 to reduce CSK to 2 for 2.

The onus was on Ruturaj Gaikwad to play the innings as captain and get his team out of trouble in the crucial game. However, the right-handed batsman, who is currently the second-highest run-scorer in IPL 2024, could not get going and had to depart for a three-ball duck in the third over.

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After failing to open his account on the first two balls, he decided to try a big shot on the third when Umesh Yadav bowled a short delivery. It seemed like a well-designed plan as Rashid Khan was posted in the deep square and Ruturaj Gaikwad fell straight into the trap.

He took the ball short and at first it looked like the ball would go over Rashid Khan’s head. However, the Afghan superstar had other ideas. Before the ball could pass, the leg-spinner caught the ball with both hands above his head.

The momentum was carrying him towards the boundary rope, but he did well to release it into the air in time and made sure his right leg was not in contact with the boundary rope before catching the ball again.

Watch Rashid Khan’s screenshot:

Gaikwad’s dismissal saw CSK reduced to 10 for 3 in the third over. At the time of writing this report, CSK were 104 for 3 in the 11th over with Daryl Mitchell and Moeen Ali batting. Mitchell was batting on 50 while Moeen was unbeaten on 47.

Early in the game, centuries from captain Shubman Gill and Sai Sudharsan propelled GT to a massive total of 231 for 3 in 20 overs after they were asked to bat first.