India’s star cricketer Ruturaj Gaikwad has recently opened up about the tactics and pragmatic skills he learned from legendary cricketer MS Dhoni during the franchise cricket. Notably, the great batter scored 32 runs from 28 balls in the fourth T20I against Australia on December 1 in Raipur, which helped India seal the series against the ODI World Cup 2023 champions. However, the CSK opener hammered the magnificent century during the third Test match against the Aussies, as he went on to score 123 runs from just 57 balls.
The star India opener reveals that CSK captain MS Dhoni made him understand the reading of the game, sense and how to read the situation of the game, which helped him in the India vs. Australia bilateral series. In addition, the 26-year-old cricketer also talks about how to look for the team score in tough and tricky situations.
Ruturaj Gaikwad reveals what kind of mindset is required when the team needs one in the most crucial situation. Moreover, the Pune-born cricketer always tried to use all the techniques he had learned from the former India skipper, which helped him achieve success in international cricket. Notably, the stylish right-handed batter is the top scorer for Team India in the series, with 213 runs and an average of 71, including a solid strike rate of 167.
MS Dhoni is always keen on reading situations: Ruturaj Gaikwad
“No, definitely. I would say I learned being in CSK because, you know, Mahi bhai is always keen on reading situations, you know, understanding the game, how the game will progress. And he is more or less sends a message where you have to look for a team score,” Ruturaj Gaikwad said on Jio Cinema on Friday.
“You know what the team requires at that certain stage, irrespective of where you are batting, Either you are batting on 15 or not out or you just started, what the team requires just in particular that over. So, I think that has stayed with me. And I’m trying to continue that,” he added further.