“Mahi bhai worked with Dube personally”: Ruturaj Gaikwad

"Mahi bhai worked with Dube personally": Ruturaj Gaikwad

Chennai Super Kings’ captain, Ruturaj Gaikwad, lauded the outstanding performance of Shivam Dube, attributing his consistent match-winning contributions to confidence and personalized guidance from the team’s management, including former captain MS Dhoni. In a match that saw CSK defeating Gujarat Titans by 63 runs at Chepauk, Dube dazzled the audience, scoring 51 runs from just 23 balls, hitting two fours and five sixes.

Reflecting on Dube’s exceptional innings, Gaikwad emphasized the targeted support provided by the franchise, particularly Dhoni’s personal involvement, which played a significant role in defining Dube’s approach and execution on the field. “Mahi bhai’s personal input has been a big plus for us, helping Dube understand his role and how to capitalize on his opportunities against specific bowlers,” Gaikwad noted.

Dube himself acknowledged the unique support and freedom he receives from CSK, which he believes sets the franchise apart from others. This environment has encouraged him to aim for high strike rates and contribute significantly to the team’s victories.

Under Gaikwad’s leadership, CSK secured their second straight win with a comprehensive performance against the Titans. The team showcased its prowess in all aspects of the game, with Rachin Ravindra providing a solid start, Dube adding the middle-order dynamism, and the bowlers effectively defending a total of 207.

Gaikwad expressed satisfaction with the team’s all-around performance, highlighting the importance of a strong batting foundation in Chennai’s tricky pitch conditions. “Today’s game was as close to perfect as it gets across batting, bowling, and fielding. Against a competitive team like Gujarat, such a performance was necessary,” he concluded, praising not only the seasoned players but also the younger talents like Rizvi for their contributions to the team’s success.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Most Popular

To Top