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CSK vs KKR | Ruturaj Gaikwad says he was told about leading Chennai Super Kings in 2022



CSK vs KKR | Ruturaj Gaikwad says he was told about leading Chennai Super Kings in 2022

Chennai Tremendous Kings participant Ruturaj Gaikwad play a shot in the course of the Indian Premier League cricket match between Chennai Tremendous Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on April 8, 2024. 
| Photograph Credit score: R. Ragu

After scoring his first half-century because the Chennai Tremendous Kings skipper, Ruturaj Gaikwad opened up in regards to the succession plans M.S. Dhoni and the think-tank had for him.

“I bear in mind (it was) in 2022 when he [Dhoni] instructed me that I’d get an opportunity to steer (later). I used to be all the time getting ready for it. Captaincy didn’t come as a shock or shock to me,” Ruturaj stated on the post-match press convention after CSK’s seven-wicket win in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday.

When requested about how Dhoni broke the information of passing on the baton to him, Ruturaj stated: “It was probably not a deep dialog. It was in a really chilled state… we had been practising and he got here and instructed me about it.”

The 27-year-old additionally touched upon how head coach Stephen Fleming was grooming him to be the subsequent inheritor to the throne.

“Even final 12 months, Fleming and I used to debate captaincy after each match, about what bowling modifications we would have liked to make and the considering behind them. That was simply actually constructing this up for me,” he added.

Ruturaj — whereas retaining his individuality because the Tremendous Kings captain — appears to have embedded the philosophy ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t repair it’ whereas embarking on the aspect’s season of transition.

“I wish to preserve the tradition of CSK going. The success we’ve had and the issues we’ve been doing, I don’t wish to change a single little bit of it,” Ruturaj stated.

“I want to make my very own choices and provides freedom to my gamers. That’s what has been occurring since I began enjoying for CSK, and nothing has modified now. I’m having fun with this rather a lot.”

“Everybody on the market will really feel that there are large footwear to fill, however I want to be myself,” he signed off.

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