In the important qualifier encounter of IPL 2023, the Chennai Super Kings are taking on the Gujarat Titans.
In the important qualifier encounter of the IPL 2023, the Chennai Super Kings are taking on the Gujarat Titans. After winning the toss, the Gujarat Titans decided to bowl first. Meanwhile, opener Ruturaj Gaikwad got a lucky remission as he got out, but young Vidarbha fast bowler Darshan Nalkande bowled a criminal no ball. Gaikwad made full use of the remission and smashed back-to-back boundaries.
Before the match, Gaikwad said, “More than runs, it’s the preparation going into a tournament. That was very good, and it was injury-free, unlike last time. The nature of T20 is that you can’t be consistent. But the idea is to keep our process the same. Assessing the pitch and deciding our approach are important. This time, my approach has been to play expressive cricket.
He further added, “Earlier, I used to take my time for 10-odd balls. A lot depends on the situation and pitch as well. The left-right combo is important. Opposition tactics change because of that. Like bowling an off-spinner or a left-arm spinner. Devon was playing fast bowlers well, but he’s also played spin very well throughout the season.”