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Gaikwad Shines as CSK’s Fourth-Highest Run Scorer

• 30 Apr, 24 • by Gaurav Sauran
Gaikwad Shines as CSK’s Fourth-Highest Run Scorer

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Ruturaj Gaikwad is proving his worth as a future leader! During a recent match against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), Gaikwad not only led his team to victory but also surpassed a legendary player in the CSK record books.

 

Gaikwad’s match-winning knock of 98 runs off just 54 balls was a masterclass in batting. With a combination of powerful boundaries and soaring sixes, he set the stage for a comfortable win for CSK. His flawless performance left SRH with little hope of chasing down the massive total.

 

This achievement marks a significant milestone in Gaikwad’s journey with CSK. He has officially overtaken the legendary Michael Hussey to become the franchise’s fourth-highest run scorer. Gaikwad’s impressive tally of 2244 runs in just 61 games is even more remarkable compared to Hussey’s 2213 runs in 64 matches. Gaikwad’s scoring rate is also faster, showcasing his aggressive yet consistent batting style.

 

However, the undisputed king of CSK run-scorers remains the legendary Suresh Raina, fondly known as “Mr. IPL.” Raina holds a massive record of 5529 runs across his entire T20 career with CSK, including both IPL and Champions League appearances. Former skipper MS Dhoni and the dependable Faf du Plessis follow Raina, completing the top three scorers for the franchise.

 

Since joining CSK in 2020, Gaikwad has not only become a vital batsman but has also celebrated two IPL victories with the team (2021 and 2023). Now, leading CSK as captain, his skills are even more crucial. With speculations swirling about MS Dhoni’s potential retirement this season, Gaikwad’s leadership and impressive batting form become even more important for the team’s success.

 

Gaikwad’s achievement is a testament to his dedication and talent. He is undoubtedly a future star for CSK, and fans can expect him to continue breaking records and leading the team to future glories.

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