“That was the difference…”- Ruturaj Gaikwad blames this for CSK’s defeat despite MS Dhoni’s heroics

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Ruturaj Gaikwad post-match chat


Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Ruturaj Gaikwad has spoken about the defeat his team faced in the match against Delhi Capitals (DC) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024. He admitted that his team did not take advantage of the power play with the bat swung. be different for them.

Chennai Super Kings faced their first defeat in IPL 2024 when Delhi Capitals defeated them by 20 runs in Vizag. The Ruturaj Gaikwad-led team was not up to the mark with bat and ball and failed to capitalize on the crucial moments of the game, which saw them fall short.

When asked to bowl, they conceded 191 runs and were under pressure from the start. After the opening 91-run partnership between David Warner (52) and Prithvi Shaw (43), Chennai picked quick wickets and got back into the game. But they failed to sustain the momentum as Rishabh Pant (51) scored a half-century to take his team to a big total.

With the bat, Chennai was torrid as Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rachin Ravindra lost early wickets. Ajinkya Rahane (45) and Daryl Mitchell (34) kept them in the hunt but could not continue. In the end, Ms Dhoni (37*) and Ravindra Jadeja (21*) tried to win the game but the target was too much as they managed only 171 runs.

Ruturaj Gaikwad said he was pleased with his team’s bowling performance but stressed that the extra seam movement and spongy bounce made it difficult for them to bat initially. He admitted that they didn’t make a breakthrough, which cost them. In statements to the stations, he explained:

“I think I was pretty happy with the way (the bowlers) came back after the start (powerplay). Restricting them to 191 was a good effort. The field was on the better side in the first innings. In the second inning there was extra seam movement and spongy bounce. “I felt like he (Rachin) was missing a big margin.”

“We couldn’t make progress in the first three overs and that was the difference. Halfway there it was already reachable. There was extra movement at the seams and we couldn’t take advantage and we were always behind. “We didn’t get the big effort to reduce the execution rate.”

After two good games, you can expect the third game to be below par – Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad downplayed the idea of ​​playing with an extra fast bowler and said Deepak Chahar is doing a great job for the team. He added that they fell short by small margins but there is nothing to worry about. He added:

“Not really (if he is an extra bowler in the lineup with help in the powerplay). Deepak is always used to bowling in 3 overs. Although the first four overs were good, the last two were expensive.

“After two good games, you can expect the third game to be below average and that’s nothing to worry about. Just two or three strokes here and there, on the pitch, if we had stopped one or two boundaries it could have been different.”

Chennai Super Kings will next be seen in action when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad on April 5.