“Another tuk tuk innings”- Netizens unimpressed as Ruturaj Gaikwad scores slow T20I half-century against Ireland

Gaikwad took 43 balls to score 58 runs with six and four boundaries at a strike rate of 134.88.


“Another tuk tuk innings”- Netizens unimpressed as Ruturaj Gaikwad scores slow T20I half-century against Ireland

Ruturaj Gaikwad (Image via X)

In the second T20I against Ireland, Ruturaj Gaikwad slammed his second international half-century at The Village stadium in Ireland on Sunday (August 20). Gaikwad took 43 balls to score 58 runs with six and four boundaries at a strike rate of 134.88.

After Ireland won the toss and opted to bat first, Indian openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Gaikwad gave a decent start with their 29-run stand, but Jaiswal’s stay at the crease did not last long when he was dismissed by Craig Young’s delivery with a catch by Curtis Campher.

Soon rising star Tilak Varma followed Jaiswal to the dugout. But thankfully, Gaikwad and Sanju Samson kept the scoreboard running. Samson scored 40 runs off 26 balls with five fours and a six before he was bowled out by Benjamin White in the 13th over.

After Samson, Gaikwad also lost his wicket, to Barry McCarthy when the latter changed the pace off his delivery which Gaikwad failed to read and ended up playing a lofty shot, and Harry Tector at mid-off did no mistake with the catch.

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Check how netizens reacted to Ruturaj Gaikwad’s fifty 

"Another tuk tuk innings"- Netizens unimpressed as Ruturaj Gaikwad scores slow half-century against Ireland
Ruturaj Gaikwad (Image via X)

The watchers of the game praised Ruturaj Gaikwad for his half-century but fans of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are on cloud nine. This was his first impressive performance in an international match after the conclusion of the Indian Premier League (IPL). But some fans also slammed him for his slow T20 innings.

Amid the criticism Team India full of youngsters was facing due to their lackluster performances and defeats in bilateral series, the T20I series against Ireland gave a flicker of hope that youngsters full of potential will learn to adapt themselves even without the guidance of the senior players. India narrowly won the first T20I, by two runs, via Duckworth Lewis-Stern (DLS) method after rain played spoilsport when India were batting.

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