Virender Sehwag has chosen Ruturaj Gaikwad’s last-ball six to reach his first IPL century as his favorite moment from the lucrative T20 league’s 14th season.
When Jadeja stepped out to bat after Ambati Rayudu was dismissed on the second delivery of the 17th over, he was on 81 off just 53 deliveries.
The Saurashtra all-rounder, on the other hand, grabbed control of the situation by farming the strike for the next three overs, hitting four fours and a six in his 15-ball 32. With only one ball remaining in the innings and five runs needed for a ton, Gaikwad smashed a six-over-deep square-leg to put the game out of reach.
’Gaikwad scoring 100 coz Jadeja almost dented his chance to score 100. I have also gone through the same situation, so can understand that.” Sehwag said
Due to the skill of Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shivam Dube, Chennai lost that game. Gaikwad, on the other hand, had the last laugh on Friday, becoming only the second player in IPL history to win both the final and the Orange Cap.
With four 50s and a century, the young opener finished with 635 runs in 16 games at an average of 45.36 and a strike rate of 136.27.
Former Indian seamer Ashish Nehra, meanwhile, chose Sunil Narine’s rare display of passion in the final as his favorite moment of the season.
The ejection, however, did not prove to be significant, as Faf du Plessis expertly anchored the ship. Faf du Plessis led CSK to a match-winning score of 192 with the support of crucial cameos from Robin Uthappa and Moeen Ali.