IPL 2021: “Ruturaj Gaikwad Is A Natural Talent” – Salman Butt

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Ruturaj Gaikwad
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Former cricketer Salman Butt has lauded Ruturaj Gaikwad’s knock against the Rajasthan Royal on Saturday at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. He stated that Ruturaj Gaikwad is a natural talent.

The Chennai Super Kings opener slammed his maiden IPL century on Saturday. He stayed unbeaten on 101 runs off 60 deliveries, including nine boundaries and five sixes. Unfortunately, the Chennai Super Kings ended up on the losing side.

In a video shared on Salman Butt’s Youtube Channel, the former cricketer praised Gaikwad’s mental and technical development as well as game awareness. He said:

“Ruturaj Gaikwad is a natural talent. But the mental and technical development and the game awareness is outstanding as he absorbs the pressure during difficult phases. There are players if they don’t hit boundaries for 3-4 deliveries, they begin taking a risk or play reckless shots. But Ruturaj Gaikwad is different as he puts away the bad balls and doesn’t come under pressure if otherwise. When set, he starts converting the aerial shots from grounded ones.”

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s adaptability in T20 format with proper technique is outstanding: Salman Butt

Ruturaj Gaikwad
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Salman Butt further added that though Ruturaj Gaikwad strikes at a rate of 160-170, he plays risk-free cricket. He also praised the right-hander’s quality to adapt to this format with a proper technique. Salman Butt said:

“He is also beautiful to watch and is old school as compared to most modern-day players. Gaikwad struck at 160 to 170, but he plays risk-free cricket. Hence, it’s a great quality for a batsman to have the temperament in a T20 game by respecting the good balls and playing your shots when set. His adaptability in this format with a proper technique is outstanding and unlike most new players, Gaikwad plays proper cricketing shots.”

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