During the previous campaign, he managed 14 sixes. Gaikwad has hit 13 sixes in just two games for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) this season. Gaikwad’s monstrous hit in the fifth over at MA Chidambaram Stadium dented the sponsorship car.
Krishnappa Gowtham, bowling off-spin, hung one up. Gaikwad kept his composure and smashed the ball wide of long off for an 81-meter smash. A dent was left in the sponsor car when the ball hit it. Pictures of the damaged car have been widely shared online.
After that, Gaikwad didn’t slow down and hit a six off the final ball of the over. First ball, he hit a six over the bowler’s head. Another six over long-off ended his over. KL Rahul decided not to re-incorporate Gowtham into the attack after he gave up 20 runs in his first over.
Ruturaj make dent on tata car by hitting six pic.twitter.com/MHTIaiyV3x
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CSK’s 26-year-old opener reached his second fifty of the season in just 25 balls. Together with Devon Conway, they scored 110 runs as an opening pair. In the overs designated as the “powerplay,” the duo scored 79 runs. CSK’s total in home powerplay overs is now their highest ever.
Ravi Bishnoi took Gaikwad’s wicket, but Mark Wood at short third man caught the leading edge. With three fours and four sixes, he racked up 57 runs off of just 31 balls.
Gaikwad is the current Orange Cap holder. He hit four fours and nine sixes while batting for 92 runs off of 50 deliveries in the previous game. His 92-run knock couldn’t help his team win the Indian Premier League 2023 season opener, which the Gujarat Titans (GT) won by five wickets with four balls to spare.