‘Shabash beta bahut badhiya’ – Fans elated as Ruturaj Gaikwad rips apart Gujarat’s bowling attack at Narendra Modi Stadium in season opener

The 26-year-old has smashed the first half-century of the Indian T20 League in the tournament opener against Gujarat.

Star Chennai opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has amazed everyone with his sensational knock in the ongoing tournament opener of the Indian T20 League against Gujarat. Gaikwad came to open the innings for Chennai with Devon Conway. Although Chennai got an early blow only on the score of 14 runs in the form of Devon Conway.

But later on, it was Ruturaj who single-handedly tried to manage things with his bat. He completed his half-century only on 23 balls. The Maharashtra batter didn’t leave any of the Gujarat bowlers without hitting him out of the boundary ropes.

The cricket fans were also elated and ecstatic following this swashbuckling batting display by the 26-year-old in the tournament opener of the 16th edition of the Indian T20 League. They immediately took to Twitter to shower the praises on the blistering right-hander for a special knock and first half-century of the 2023 edition.

Here’s how fans reacted:

Speaking of the ongoing action of the match at the moment, Chennai have scored 121 runs for the loss of four wickets. Senior batter Ambati Rayudu just fell prey to Josh Little on the fifth ball of the 13th over before the strategic time-out was called by the umpires.

At the time of filling this copy, Ruturaj Gaikwad was batting on the score of 76 runs off 37 balls with four boundaries and eight sixes to his name; the new batter in the middle, Shivam Dube is yet to get off the mark.

Earlier, Moeen Ali scored 23 runs with four boundaries and a six with the wood alongside 12 runs scored by Ambati Rayudu.

Star spinner Rashid Khan has scalped two wickets so far alongside one wicket each claimed by Mohammed Shami and Josh Little.

The interesting thing to note during the recent live-action of the match, veteran Gujarat player Kane Williamson has probably injured himself while attempting to stop a six at the boundary line from Ruturaj Gaikwad.

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