Dew took spinners out of game”: CSK skipper Gaikwad


After his team’s six-wicket defeat to Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Ruturaj Gaikwad reflected on the challenges posed by the evening dew during the game at Chepauk.

Marcus Stoinis delivered a powerhouse performance, scoring his first IPL century and leading LSG to victory in the 2024 Indian Premier League encounter.

In the post-match presentation, Gaikwad shared his thoughts, “Tough pill to swallow but LSG played a good game at the end. We had the game in hand around the 13th over, but hats off to Stoinis. There was a huge part that the dew played. It took the spinners away from the game. We could have taken the game deeper. But it is a part of the game, you cannot control the uncontrollable.”

The CSK skipper also clarified the team’s batting order strategy concerning Ravindra Jadeja and Shivam Dube. “Jaddu is batting at number four. We lost the second wicket in the powerplay and he was the one to come at that stage. We have a clear process, that whenever a wicket falls (during the powerplay)) Jaddu is the one to come in. Batting first we could not have got more than that. I never thought it was enough. It was just about enough with the amount of dew we were having. Credit to them for how they batted,” Gaikwad concluded.

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