IPL 2020: ‘A lot of power for a small guy’ Fleming says as they believe they have found right player for CSK

Stephen Fleming has find the right player for the team.


Chennai Super Kings (CSK) did not have a forgettable 2020 IPL season. It is for the first time in the history of the IPL that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has not made at the top four. But, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has shown some positivity in few games.

Ruturaj Gaikwad touched everyone in the team with his performance, his presence boost teams spirit. After a lot of struggles Ruturaj Gaikwad made his position. He has scored back-to-back fifties to get to victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s performance has greatly impressed Chennai Super Kings (CSK) coach Stephen Fleming, who thinks he is a great player and also a right one for CSK.

Stephen Fleming was deluge in his praise for Ruturaj Gaikwad who shone bright in the win with a 72-run knock, the side that skipper MS Dhoni did not see in the youngsters of his side.

“He has done well in the last couple of games. We’re happy that he’s taken the opportunity. We look back at the missed opportunities when he got COVID-19. He missed out the pre-season, he came back after about 4-5 weeks in isolation,” Stephen Fleming recalled.

“We tried to get him involved but he was a long way from being ready. So we’re just happy now to create the opportunity and he has shown us that he’s the right player,” he added.

Stephen Fleming also praised Ruturaj Gaikwad’s timing in the game.

“He has got lovely timing, a very fluent player. It allows him to hit the ball in the gaps, a lot of power for a small guy”.

“His net sessions in Chennai before we arrived here were outstanding and we’re disappointed that he had to miss the first two or three weeks with us,” added the former New Zealand captain. 

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain M S Dhoni had also showered Ruturaj Gaikwad with praises after the match on Thursday. He also said that’s, Ruturaj is was one of the most talented players around.



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