If the reasons behind Chennai Super Kings (CSK) not performing to the expectations are discussed, one of them would have been Ruturaj Gaikwad's form with the bat. The opening batter was not getting it together in the first few games and was giving his wicket away early. This was one of the biggest worries for the CSK management going forward in the tournament.
However, the youngster rubbed off every doubt about his form with a brilliant half-century against Gujarat Titans in CSK's sixth game of the season. Gaikwad got to his first half-century of the season in 37 balls. The batter played cautiously right from the start and built his innings slowly and steadily.
Seeing CSK's opener back in form, everyone was delighted, especially Chennai fans. As soon as the batter crossed the 50-run mark, Twitter was flooded with praiseworthy tweets for Gaikwad. The fans welcomed back the batter and hoped for him to continue the form going ahead in the tournament. "Welcome back among runs, Ruturaj Gaikwad. Important 50 for the youngster," wrote one user.
Check out the reactions here: