Picture Credit: X/CSK

Picture Credit: X/CSK

Chennai Super Kings skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad and his wife, Maharashtra cricketer Utkarsha Pawar were seen giving Marathi lessons to fans. The reigning champions, under the captaincy of Gaikwad, are set to lock horns with Mumbai Indians in the 29th clash of the Indian Premier League 2024. The match is scheduled to take place on April 14, Sunday, at the iconic Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. 

Ahead of the big clash, or what is known as the El-Clasico of the Indian Premier League, CSK’s newly recruited skipper and his wife Utkarsha were seen giving Marathi lessons to their fans. In a video shared by the official handles of the Chennai Super Kings, Gaikwad is seen with Utkarsha having a conversation in Marathi and explaining the meanings of a few phrases in English. 

He has taken over from a god: Michael Vaughan on Ruturaj Gaikwad taking over CSK’s captaincy

Former England captain Michael Vaughan said that Gaikw a d hasn’t looked completely in control with the change of captaincy yet. Vaughan told Cricbuzz, “He (Gaikwad) has taken over from a God. This situation is like Sir Alex Ferguson is still in the dressing room when the new manager comes in. MS Dhoni is still there. It must be so hard. It is difficult to captain MS but I think it is MS who took that decision to step aside.”

Notably, under Gaikwad’s captaincy, CSK have won three games and lost two games in the 2024 season of the tournament thus far.