Twitter Ecstatic As Ruturaj Gaikwad Hits His Maiden IPL Century Against Rajasthan Royals
Ruturaj Gaikwad was the star of the batting innings for Chennai Super Kings against Rajasthan Royals on Saturday. The opener hit a hundred off just 60 deliveries and helped the team set a total of 189. In this article, we take a look at the Twitter reactions as Ruturaj Gaikwad completes his maiden IPL century.
Ruturaj scores a ton off the last delivery of the batting innings
Ruturaj's form at the start of IPL 2021 was not encouraging. He was coming off an underwhelming domestic season and with a few poor scores in the initial games, many called out the CSK management to drop him.
However, Rutu stuck to his task and at the moment, he is turning out to become CSK's best batsman for the season. He also holds the Orange Cap of IPL 2021 at the moment. Against RR, although he started a little slow, he made a meal of the spinners in the RR attack and scored plenty of runs during the middle overs.
However, the situation was such that he needed five runs of the final two balls of the batting innings to get to his century. He played a dot ball on the penultimate delivery and hit a six off the last ball to get to his maiden IPL century.
Twitter ecstatic with Ruturaj's achievement
It was the first century in the UAE leg of IPL 2021 and hence, Twitter was happy with the entertainment on display. Users were also impressed with the CSK opener and felt that he would be a superstar for the future. We take a look at a few of the tweets below:
SENSATIONAL 101(60)* - 5 6s, 9 4s#Gaikwad #RuturajGaikwad waltzes to his first ever #IPL century; first of many many more soon👌👏 of the final ball, sirh a smashing six— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) October 2, 2021
His highest T20 score yet!
Whattay Beauty! CLASS & GRACE personified this 🌟 youngster is. #CSK #CSKvRR
Brilliant show from #Gaikwad today, bringing up his hundred with that 108m monstrous SIX!— Abhinav mukund (@mukundabhinav) October 2, 2021
In this #IPL @Ruutu1331 - 20 Sixes@faf1307 - 18 Sixes
'THE OPENERS' smashing it for @ChennaiIPL this season! #CricketChanakyan #VIVOIPL #IPL2021 #RRvCSK #RR #CSK #Cricket
He just got 2 balls. Not once did he hurry up bec he could easily have done so nearing his maiden 100. Look at the mans temperament. Missed the first ball and yet stayed still. Nailed the last one. Top player #RuturajGaikwad @ChennaiIPL— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) October 2, 2021