Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad stated that he has discovered methods to stay sincere to himself and methods to keep impartial no matter the consequence from skipper MS Dhoni. Gaikwad made a exceptional debut within the final season of the IPL with CSK. The 24-year-old underlined his expertise final season by scoring three successive fifties as three-time champions Chennai Super Kings signed off the league part with three wins on the trot.
Gaikwad bought to spend extra time with Dhoni throughout this 12 months’s pre-season camp in Chennai.
“One of the important lessons I learnt from Dhoni is that there will be good and bad days in cricket, as in life, but what really matters is how honest you are to yourself, stay neutral in both situations and accept the fact that every day won’t be your day. But whenever it’s your day it’s important to try and make it count,” CSK’s official web site quoted Gaikwad as saying.
The opening batsman is taking “no pressure at all” forward of the 14th version of the event as a result of he’s centered on the “process and not the result”.
“That’s because of the environment I’m in where the focus is on the process and not the result. I just want to enjoy the process and make sure I contribute in every opportunity I get for CSK,” he stated.
Gaikwad fell early within the first three outings of what was his debut IPL season, earlier than scoring 65 not out towards Royal Challengers Bangalore, 72 towards Kolkata Knight Riders and 62 not out towards Kings XI Punjab (renamed Punjab Kings). He stated skipper MS Dhoni’s phrases after the third sport freed him up.
“Dhoni told me to enjoy my cricket and not think about the result… just enjoy the atmosphere, be calm, and once I got my eye in he was confident that I’d be able to make an impact,” the Maharashtra batsman stated.
“I think it was a good reminder for me, because all I was looking for was the result and not thinking about the process. So it helped me a lot coming from him,” Gaikwad stated.
The Dhoni-led aspect had a dismal outing in final 12 months’s IPL. The aspect completed on the seventh place on the factors desk. Suresh Raina had missed the season after pulling out of the event as a result of private causes however will play on this 12 months’s cash-rich league.
In the gamers’ public sale held on February 18, Chennai purchased the likes of Moeen Ali and Okay Gowtham. CSK has gained the IPL thrice and is considered one of the vital profitable franchises in T20 historical past.
CSK will begin their season towards runners-up Delhi Capitals at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on April 10.
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