Dream11 IPL 2020: When Sachin Tendulkar predicted Ruturaj Gaikwad’s success

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s second successive match winning half-century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) made Sachin Tendulkar forsee his success.

Ruturaj Gaikwad after playing a delightful shots for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for a while now but, when the opportunity came to prove himself Ruturaj Gaikwad grabbed it with great happiness and he showed it with his second successive match winning half-century in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.

The 23 year-old followed an unbeaten 65 runs off 51 balls from last game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and more impressively Ruturaj set a chase of 72 off 53 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 49th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai making his second straight fifty plus score.


His strong performance helped the all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja to seal Chennai Super Kings (CSK’S) win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the last ball.

In the yesterday’s match against KKR, when Varun Chakravarthy dismissed Shane Watson, it looked as CSK’s hunt for win might be halted.

Gaikwad’s innings brought in special praise from CSK skipper MS Dhoni; “Ruturaj (Gaikwad) has shown the talent that he is. He’s one of the talented youngsters going around. He isn’t someone who speaks a lot. Once you go inside, you’re the only one handling the pressure. When we made him play the first game, he stepped out and got out. But one ball is never enough. I think it’s very exciting how he has grabbed his chances,” Dhoni said after the win.

But even before Dhoni’s acknowledgment, Gaikwad was praised by the legendary Sachin Tendulkar.

In a YouTube video posted ahead of the match, Sachin Tendulkar had praised Gaikwad’s technique and temperament.

“I haven’t seen much of him, but of what I saw he has an excellent bat swing and great temperament. At no stage, he looked like he would slog. He played proper cricketing shots and improvised. When a batsman starts playing proper cricket shots, lofting the ball over cover or mid-wicket or straight down over bowler’s head, he is deemed to play long innings,” said Tendulkar.

Ruturaj Gaikwad proved himself worth in the IPL matches with his performance and will be preparing hard for the upcoming matches.