Ruturaj has started showing plenty of traits similar to Dhoni says his teammate

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Ruturaj Gaikwad and MS Dhoni
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Ruturaj Gaikwad and MS Dhoni: Vijay Hazare Trophy

Following his stunning 220 against Uttar Pradesh for Maharashtra in the Vijay Hazare Trophy semifinal caught everyone’s attention.

Ruturaj Gaikwad and MS Dhoni: Ruturaj Gaikwad, is a young Maharashtra opener who played under Dhoni for the Chennai Super Kings. Has learned how to control his emotions even when the team is winning/losing and to stay impartial rather than overreact.

A few days ago in an interview, he stated that “Win or lose, MS Dhoni made sure that the team atmosphere remained the same. Yes, there was surely a lot of disappointment, but no negativity. There was no blame game. A lot of times when you keep on losing, different groups are formed within the team. But that didn’t happen in CSK.”

Recently, one of Ruturaj Gaikwad’s Maharashtra teammates highlighted an interesting comparison between the batting and none other than MS Dhoni.

His teammate Azim Kazi’s Comment

Azim Kazi who is his Maharashtra teammate started off by saying “Actually when Dhoni Bhai was speaking, it literally felt like it was Gaikwad. The things he said, were similar to what Rutu has been telling us.”

“Since he has been part of CSK, he has been able to interact with Dhoni Bhai and he is passing to us. But for sure there are a few similarities. We all have read and heard how Dhoni Bhai operates the team and that is what Gaikwad has been doing here.” Source – Daily

Ruturaj Gaikwad at his best in the Quaterfinals of the Vizay Hazare Trophy

Additionally, it was the joint-most expensive over in List A cricket history. Gaikwad reminisced about Yuvraj’s six sixes and 36 runs in one over against England’s Stuart Broad in the 2007 T20 World Cup encounter at Kingsmead in Durban.

Gaikwad smashed Singh for up to seven sixes during Maharashtra’s Vijay Hazare Trophy quarterfinal match against Uttar Pradesh at the Narendra Modi Stadium B Ground in Ahmedabad as Maharashtra amassed 43 runs off just a single over.

Read More about the Ruturaj Gaikwad Seven Sixes in an Over Record here down below:

Ruturaj Gaikwad hits 7 sixes in 1 over in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2023; Creates History

Gaikwad’s CSK Future

Gaikwad might also take over from Dhoni at CSK next year. Gaikwad could join the ranks of other young captains like Shreyas Iyer and Hardik Pandya in emerging as the ideal candidate to lead CSK into the future. After the franchise’s experiment of making Ravindra Jadeja the captain last year failed miserably.

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