Chennai Super Kings had some unexpected season this time, for which they are not meant for. If talking about the most consistent team in the IPL history always one name is remembered that is Chennai Super Kings. This team always been the key motive to success every time but this time there boat sinks away. Team was seen with many loopholes, when one side was built properly the other side breaks so it is clarified that Chennai wasn’t the team they used to be.
The team which is known to be the first team for the qualification in playoffs every time are now the first team to be knocked out in the tournament. Dhoni and his camp had a much disappointing season this time. It may be the reason of team being allotted with almost aged players which took off the show the match. After being knockout during the presentation summary against Rajasthan Royals, Dhoni had a notorious moment by stating players who not show prominent spark. He used to comment it on the youngsters in which he couldn’t see that much spark which is used in the sports.
After this statement a few week over, Chennai Super Kings Youngster Opener Ruturaj Gaekwad had blistering consecutive fifties in the last three matches of their league stage.
On this spark statement, Rituraj Gaekwad said in an interview with Telegraph that his priority was to perform for the team rather than getting indulged in lame gossips which wasn’t any prior to anyone. He also said that people had misunderstood the comment given by his skipper MS Dhoni.
“I didn’t read much into what MS has said and I never felt he intended that way” said by Ruturaj Gaekwad.
“He must have thought of something and said (it), but people took it the other way. What he said didn’t matter to me, or didn’t even get to my head” quoted by Ruturaj Gaekwad.
He said Dhoni has always been an inspiring person of the team and always motivates team and the players to give their best and gain enough confidence to tackle numerous situations.
“Mahi bhai always told us, especially the youngsters. Just make sure your process is right and don’t worry about the results. I think all of us took a lot of learning from his captaincy stint; even though it wasn’t a very impressive season for us on the whole” said by Ruturaj Gaekwad.
After getting the chance in the IPL2020, in the first three matches he could only managed to get 5 runs which made him to drop for the remaining matches. Then after the knockout from the league made Dhoni to give more chances to the young side and that made Ruturaj come back to the squad and this side of the story he just impressed everyone with three consecutive fifties and almost confirming his leg into the next season of the IPL for CSK as well.
The young opener had scored firing three consecutive fifties against the last three matches which was with Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab respectively. This made him for the top retention contender in the coming auction for the Chennai Super Kings.