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IPL 2024: Ruturaj Gaikwad surpasses Jadeja, becomes franchise's 7th-highest run-getter

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- March 27th 2024 11:46 AM
IPL 2024: Ruturaj Gaikwad surpasses Jadeja, becomes franchise's 7th-highest run-getter

IPL 2024: Ruturaj Gaikwad surpasses Jadeja, becomes franchise's 7th-highest run-getter

IPL 2024: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad overtook all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Tuesday to become the franchise's seventh-highest run-getter in its history.

Gaikwad accomplished this upward movement in charts during the Indian Premier League (IPL) clash against Gujarat Titans at Chepauk Stadium.


In the match, the batter scored 46 in 36 balls, with five fours and a six. His runs came at a strike rate of 127.78.

The top run-scorer for CSK is former batter Suresh Raina. The southpaw scored 5,529 runs at an average of 33.10 and a strike rate of 138.91, with two centuries and 38 fifties in 195 innings played across 200 matches. His best score is 109*.

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Other notable batsmen for CSK include former captain and five-time IPL champion MS Dhoni, who has scored 4,957 runs in 246 matches at an average of 38.72 and a strike rate of 137.80, with 23 half-centuries, as well as Faf Du Plessis, who has scored 2,932 runs in 100 matches at an average of 34.90 and a strike rate of 132.07, with 21 half-centuries.

In the recent match where GT chose to bowl first against CSK, impressive innings from Rachin Ravindra (46 runs in 20 balls, including six fours and three sixes), captain Ruturaj Gaikwad (46 runs in 36 balls, including five fours and a six), and Shivam Dube (51 runs in 23 balls, including two fours and five sixes) propelled CSK to a total of 206/6 in 20 overs.

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Tushar Deshpande (2/21), Deepak Chahar (2/28), and Mustafizur Rahman (2/30) were the standout bowlers for CSK in the match.

Shivam Dube was awarded the 'Player of the Match' for his performance.
 

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