Ruturaj Gaikwad is experiencing a superior form in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 as he is producing runs for his franchise Chennai Super Kings. In his last three games, he has scored 64, 33, and 75. Sharing the opening responsibility with Faf du Plessis, Gaikwad has delivered sublime knocks with the willow. On April 28, at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi, the opener assaulted the Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers as his team marched to their fifth victory.
After the win, former India opener Virender Sehwag praised the batter for his flamboyance. Sehwag, who has not met the opener personally yet, opined that Gaikwad might lead the franchise after a couple of years if he stays at CSK. Sehwag applauded the young openers’ temperament and ability to judge the situation well.
Ruturaj Gaikwad can lead CSK in the future – Virender Sehwag
“I haven’t met him, nor seen Ruturaj Gaikwad play personally, but if he stays at CSK for the next couple of years, he may have the capability to become the captain. I haven’t spent time with him. But he bats with a calm head, he knows when to take risks and how to bat at each moment.
He doesn’t run away from responsibility, nor does he throw away his wicket. Looking at all these qualities, I feel if he stays at CSK and continues there, he may have the capability. Does the captain in domestic cricket? If yes, then his chances of leading CSK will surely increase,” said Virender Sehwag in a chat with Cricbuzz.
CSK have a supreme form in the IPL 2021. The three times title winners are unstoppable in all three departments. Ruturaj Gaikwad has anchored a crucial role in their latest three outings. The second highest run curator for CSK has amassed 192 runs at an average of 32 at a strike rate of 129.93. Ravindra Jadeja has set the equations complex for their opponents.