IPL 2022: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) star batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad appeared in his true colors in the match played against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League on Sunday night. This right-handed opener may have fallen 1 run behind his century and got out for 99, but despite this, he made many big records during his brilliant innings. Against Hyderabad, Gaikwad returned to form and played brilliant innings of 99 runs in just 57 balls with the help of six fours and as many sixes.
Equals Sachin Tendulkar’s special record
Gaikwad, who captured the Orange Cap in IPL 2020 and played an important role in making the team champion, was seen completely colorless in this 15th season of IPL so far, but against Hyderabad (Sunrisers Hyderabad). He played a brilliant inning while returning to form at the right time. During these innings, Ruturaj also completed his 1000 runs in his IPL career. He had to take 31 innings to reach this figure. With this, he also equaled the record of great batsman Sachin Tendulkar. The master-blaster also completed his thousand IPL runs in 31 matches. Suresh Raina comes after both, who took a total of 34 innings to complete this feat.
The highest partnership of this season played for the first wicket
After losing the toss in the match, Chennai (Chennai Super Kings) came out to bat first, and both the team’s opener batsmen Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway together gave a record-breaking start. On the basis of both the aggressive innings, Chennai Super Kings scored a mountainous score of 202 runs for the loss of two wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. New Zealand’s Devon Conway, who came to open with Gaikwad, also made an unbeaten 84 off 55 balls with the help of eight fours and four sixes. Together they added 182 runs for the first wicket. This is also the highest partnership of the season for any wicket. Also, this is the highest score ever made by Chennai Super Kings in this current season of IPL. This is just the third win for Chennai in 9 matches this season.