CSK coach Stephen Fleming says “He’s an absolute superstar” in IPL 2021

CSK coach Stephen Fleming lauded teenage opener Ruturaj Gaikwad as an “absolute superstar”. After his team’s victory over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL 2021 final.

IPL 2021 As such, During the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. Gaikwad earned the Orange Cap for scoring 635 runs. For his outstanding performances, the 24-year-old was also named Emerging Player of the Season.

In the IPL 2021 final against KKR in Dubai, Gaikwad struck 32 off 27 balls and shared a 61-run opening stand with Faf du Plessis (86). CSK scored a dominant 192 for 3 to win the final by 27 runs, thanks to their efforts.

Fleming reflected on Gaikwad’s rise through the CSK levels. Recalling how analysts questioned the youngster’s inclusion in the starting XI last year. The CSK management, on the other hand, was completely confident in his abilities.

“He’s an absolute superstar already in my eyes. When we introduced him last year, people were a little bit critical. But we were keeping a tab on him and had very high expectations. What we didn’t understand was the effect that COVID would have. We really felt for him during last year, and we were really delighted that he finished off the season so well.” Fleming said

Faf du Plessis

CSK coach Stephen Fleming

Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis‘ explosive opening pair, according to the CSK coach, helped the side win their fourth IPL title.

“With him (Ruturaj) and Faf (du Plessis) scoring so many runs, it’s one of the real reasons we won the IPL. I couldn’t be happier for Ruturaj. He’s a wonderful guy, and, for a young player, his maturity is beyond his years. I can’t speak more highly about Ruturaj and his combination with Faf, which was critical.” he said

While Gaikwad was the best run-scorer in the IPL 2021, Du Plessis was only two runs behind him, with 633 runs in 16 games at a strike rate of 138.2.

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