IPL 2021: Ruturaj Gaikwad again departs early, du Plessis dismissed after a short cameo, against RR

The openers, Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad got dismissed under the Power play.

As usual, CSK just can’t get a strong opening partnership. Ruturaj Gaikwad, the young prospect who scored 3 consecutive 50s in the last 3 matches of CSK’s most disappointing season, last time around, can’t just get CSK on to a stronghold.

For the 3rd time in IPL 2021, Gaikwad got dismissed in the Power play itself. Gaikwad scored 10 off 13 balls before Mustafizur dismissed him.

du Plessis looked in fine form with smart momentum but for the 5th time in T20, Chris Morris, his Protease counterpart dismissed him on a score of 33 from 17 balls. He got dismissed in the last over of the batting power play.

The abilities of Gaikwad shown last season hadn’t churned up this time around as the string of lows and disappointing performance continues. The expectations from the youngster is sky-high but it seems he just can’t get his nerves tight. Although, this can’t be said for Faf as he has still performed credibly well.

In the 3 innings he has played till now in IPL 2021, he has scored 30 runs cumulatively. So now the question is, will there be a change, next time around since a strong start is a need for a high score. The question is, will Gaikwad be dropped and CSK’s newest proposition for the season, Robin Uthappa be tried from the next game?

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