IPL 2023: Rituraj hit 9 sixes and Sehwag praised him fiercely; Said- ‘I often say these words for Virat’

Virender Sehwag On Ruturaj Gaikwad: The first match of IPL 2023 was played between Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings on 31 March. In this match, CSK batsman Rituraj Gaikwad did wonders in batting. However, Chennai had to face defeat by five wickets in the match. But many cricket pundits praised Rituraj’s batting. This opener of Chennai Super Kings played an inning of 92 runs in the match. During this, he hit 9 sixes and 4 fours. Seeing his batting, former cricketer Virender Sehwag also praised him. During this he said that I often use this word for Virat Kohli. 

Sehwag praised it

In the match played against Gujarat Titans, Rituraj Gaikwad, who started the innings, played a blistering inning of 92 runs in 50 balls. Seeing his brilliant innings, former cricketer Virender Sehwag recited his praises. Talking to Cricbuzz, Sehwag said, ‘I often use these words for Virat Kohli. But the way Rituraj batted today, it was a matter of great pleasure for me. No shot was able to connect in CSK’s innings. Everyone was getting out early. But he continued to play his powerful shots. Rituraj hit more sixes than fours in his innings’. 

Virender Sehwag further said, "Rituraj Gaikwad hit 7 sixes in an over in the last season’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy domestic tournament. I do not believe that this record will ever be broken. It was a great innings. I think he will be disappointed for not scoring a century. But the height call on delivery was a point of debate. But the decision of the umpire is paramount. 

Gujarat won by 5 wickets

In the match played against Gujarat Titans, Chennai Super Kings scored 178 runs for 7 wickets while batting first. Rituraj Gaikwad 92, Moin Ali 23 and Shivam Dubey were the top scorers by scoring 19 runs from CSK. To win, Gujarat achieved the target of 179 runs in 19.2 overs at the loss of 5 wickets. For Gujarat, Shubman Gill scored 63, Vijay Shankar scored 27 and Wriddhiman Saha scored 25. 

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