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IPL 2023: Rituraj erases ‘stigma’ of 9 matches with 9 sixes, Gujarat shaken by Gaikwad’s roar in Ahmedabad

GT VS CSK: Rituraj Gaikwad scored an inning of 92 runs against Gujarat Titans. This Chennai batsman missed a century but this inning was no less than a century.

Rituraj Gaikwad made a great start to IPL-2023

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New Delhi: Great drive, great cut shot. Amazing happened at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Usually you must have seen the bowlers getting angry after getting beaten, but when Rituraj Gaikwad played the shot, he was also seen clapping. Rituraj Gaikwad’s innings was classy. Each of his shots was soothing to the eyes. Even though Rituraj Gaikwad missed out on a century, his innings was no less than that. And on the basis of this inning, he also erased the ‘stigma’ of 9 matches.

Rituraj Gaikwad played an inning of 92 runs in 50 balls. The strike rate of this right-handed batsman was 184. Gaikwad hit 9 sixes and 4 fours in his innings. The surprising thing is that Gaikwad did not play a single shot with power in his innings. Only and only timing was visible in his entire batting.

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Gaikwad opened his hands from the fourth over

Rituraj Gaikwad hit the first six of his innings in the fourth over. He drove the first ball of Josh Little over short fine for 6 runs. After this, Gaikwad hit a six over the extra covers in the fifth over. Shami also kept looking at this six. In the 7th over, Gaikwad hit sixes over the covers on two consecutive balls of Hardik Pandya. Even in the 9th over, Gaikwad hit 2 sixes and with his sixth six, he completed the half-century in 23 balls. Gaikwad hit his 7th six off Josh Little, 8th six off Yash Dayal and 9th six off Rashid Khan.

Gaikwad ends drought of 9 innings

Rituraj Gaikwad has ended his drought which was going on for the last three seasons by hitting a half-century in the very first match. Actually, Gaikwad was flopping in three consecutive matches for the last three seasons. Not only this, he was also dismissed on 0 thrice during this period. Gaikwad scored 0, 5, 0 in the first three innings in the 2020 season. His score in 2021 was 5, 5, 10. Gaikwad’s score in 2022 was 0, 1, 1. But this time Gaikwad put an end to it. Gaikwad has made a great start and it is expected that he will end the tournament with a bang.

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