Ga.Kawad spoke on the change of pitch in Chennai (Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: The first qualifier of IPL 2023 is done. Now it is time for the eliminator match in Chennai, where Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians will be challenged by Krunal Pandya’s Lucknow Super Giants. But before tackling this challenge, he should listen to what Rituraj Gaikwad said about the pitch. It is possible that when suddenly adverse conditions arise in the match, instead of getting restless, they should be ready for it.
The things Rituraj Gaikwad has said after the victory in the first qualifier is a revelation about the behavior on the pitch. According to the CSK opener, the Chennai pitch was different till 3-4 matches ago and now something else.
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The behavior of the pitch is not the same now – Rituraj
Rituraj, who looked satisfied after playing his 60-run innings against Gujarat Titans on the Chennai pitch, said, “The last 3-4 matches have been completely different in Chennai. During this, it has been seen which was not seen here in the initial matches. The starting pitch was better here. But the pitch which is visible now, its behavior is different. With this you have to play very well. ,
Rohit Sharma will have to read the pitch well?
Since Chennai is CSK’s home ground in IPL, due to this they won their match and booked the final ticket. But, how will Rohit Sharma reach Ahmedabad to play Qualifier 2 after winning the Eliminator, now this is a big question. Because before doing anything on the field, they have to understand the mood of the pitch properly.
Why should the conditions also have to be tested only on the pitch?
The problem is to test the conditions along with the mood of the pitch. Because twice CSK captain MS Dhoni has been cheated about this. The Chennai pitch on which the first qualifier was played, Dhoni wanted to bat first because later according to him there would be a factor of dew. But when the dew did not fall, he understood that it was good to lose the toss.
Similarly, when CSK played the first match on this pitch against Punjab Kings, Dhoni won the toss and batted first. They thought that the dew would not fall. But during that match there was dew and CSK lost the match even after scoring 200 runs.
Now such troubles will also come to Mumbai Indians and Lucknow Super Giants in Chennai, for which Rohit Sharma and Krunal Pandya will have to take special care.
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