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CSK's Ruturaj Gaikwad reveals what MS Dhoni told him after poor start in IPL 2020

Saturday, March 27, 2021 • Tamil Sport News Comments

Chennai Super Kings' Ruturaj Gaikwad was lauded by cricket fans across the country for his spectacular performance in the 13th edition of IPL, after the young batsman played a key role in the team's victory in their last few matches despite CSK's poor performance in the initial part of the tournament.

Ruturaj Gaikwad was released from the team following his first three matches owing to his below par performance. The batsman has now revealed that Dhoni's words helped him regain form. "Dhoni told me to enjoy my cricket and not think about the result — just enjoy the atmosphere, be calm, and once I got my eye in he was confident that I'd be able to make an impact. I think it was a good reminder for me, because all I was looking for was the result and not thinking about the process. So it helped me a lot coming from him." Talking about the upcoming season, Gaikwad said, "No pressure at all. That's because of the environment I'm in where the focus is on the process and not the result. I just want to enjoy the process and make sure I contribute in every opportunity I get for CSK."

Speaking about the most important lesson he learned from Dhoni and how it helped him, Gaikwad added, "One of the important lessons I learnt from Dhoni is that there will be good and bad days in cricket, as in life, but what really matters is how honest you are to yourself, stay neutral in both situations and accept the fact that everyday won't be your day. But whenever it's your day it's important to try and make it count." CSK will be playing their first match of IPL 2021 against Delhi Capitals on April 10 in Mumbai.

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