‘Not here to fill anybody’s shoes’: Ruturaj Gaikwad reveals he got to know about CSK captaincy ‘last week’ | Cricket News

Mar22,2024



New Delhi: Newly appointed Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Ruturaj Gaikwad They had a bad start after losing the toss. ipl 2024 season opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in Chennai on Friday, but the confident young lad expressed his intention straight away saying that he is not here to take anyone's place but wants to try to remain in his place.
Gaikwad took command from the veteran Mahendra Singh DhoniWho will continue to guide his successor on the field.

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Gaikwad said during the toss, “Feeling privileged. But I want to try to stay in my place, not fill anyone's place. (About captaincy) I got to know last week, but Mahi bhai Had hinted at this last year.”
“Everyone here is experienced, sadly we're missing Conway and Pathirana. However we have Rachin and Mitchell coming in this year so they should fit in well. Looks like a good pitch “It is a tough surface which should hold up well for the second innings. Four foreigners – Mitchell, Rachin, Fizz and Theekshana. Domestic player Sameer Rizvi is also making his debut,” Gaikwad said.

“We will bat first. Looks like a good wicket, the conditions here are like batting first. Here for the first time, it's great to see the Chennai fans again, but I am here with RCB and hopefully we can have a great Can make a good CSK team.” After winning the toss, RCB captain Faf du Plessis said, preparation has been good, we need to come now.
“(on the coach andy flowers) An experienced campaigner, he brings experience. (on auction) Really nice, fits our bowling resources well. Got more backups. Hopefully the injuries won't bother us too much. (On team combination) Alzarri Joseph came in tonight, brought some spinners in the middle. And since we are batting first, we will see how it goes,” said du Plessis.
Teams:
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad (captain), Rachin Ravindra, Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Ravindra Jadeja, Sameer Rizvi, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Deepak Chahar, Mahesh Theekshana, Mustafizur Rahman, Tushar Deshpande.
CSK members: Shardul Thakur, Shivam Dubey, Sheikh Rashid, Nishant Sindhu, Moeen Ali
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis (captain), Virat Kohli, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik (w), Anuj Rawat, Karn Sharma, Alzarri Joseph, Mayank Dagar, Mohammed Siraj.
RCB members: Yash Dayal, Akash, Prabhudesai, Swapnil, Vishak



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