In the previous match for Chennai Super Kings, they were able to defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore and open their account in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. After the match, Ruturaj Gaikwad, who had been struggling for runs, was seen chatting with Virat Kohli.
After Ruturaj scored a half-century against Gujarat Titans at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Sunday, netizens were quick to credit Kohli for his words of wisdom, which in the opinion of the Twitterverse, helped the CSK youngster banish his blues.
Having won the IPL’s orange cap in 2021, Gaikwad suffered from terrible form since the start of this season, failing to notch a single big score for his side.
Subsequently, Chennai Super Kings had also failed to win a single game in IPL 2022 before they finally got the better of RCB a few days ago. The pair of Virat Kohli and Ruturaj Gaikwad were snapped having a chat with each other, and as soon as Gaikwad redeemed himself against GT, netizens started to praise Kohli for helping the youngster.
Here’s how netizens reacted:
had a chat with Virat Kohli in the last game and today he is performing and showing his class with the bat. Ruturaj Gaikwad show tonight. pic.twitter.com/kaPJ5i30Fh
— Akshat (@AkshatOM10) April 17, 2022
Last 5 Inn before the chat with Virat Kohli
Ishan Kishan- 26(28), 6, 11, 14, 9
After : 50*(25) and 84(32)
Ruturaj Gaikwad- 0, 1, 1, 16, 17
After : 73(48)
had a chat with Virat Kohli in the last game and today he is performing and showing his class with the bat. Ruturaj Gaikwad show tonight. #ViratKohli #Ruturaj #ViratKohli #CSK#RCB #CSKvRCB #IPL2022 #CSKvsGT pic.twitter.com/4ENYFJNivO
— ZALA KISHANSINH (@iamzala9) April 17, 2022
Ruturaj managed to score 73 off 48 balls to help CSK get off to a good start, but they lost wickets at regular intervals after having been sent out to bat first, as GT’s Rashid Khan won the toss and chose to bowl.
At the time of writing, CSK were at 145/4 after 18 overs.