Twitter reactions: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Simarjeet Singh guide CSK to must-win victory over RR | IPL 2024

May 13, 2024

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Ruturaj Gaikwad and Simarjeet Singh were instrumental in Chennai Super Kings (CSK) triumph over Rajasthan Royals (RR) in a tightly contested match, clinching victory by five wickets in the low-scoring encounter of Match 61 in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 on Sunday (May 12) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Riyan Parag’s exceptional batting for RR

Opting to bat first, Rajasthan got off to a steady start with Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler laying a solid foundation. However, both fell victim to the impressive bowling of Simarjeet Singh, who claimed three crucial wickets for Chennai. Despite setbacks, skipper Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag steadied the ship with a resilient partnership. Parag’s unbeaten knock of 47 off 35 deliveries, along with valuable contributions from Dhruv Jurel, propelled Rajasthan to a competitive score of 141/5 in their allotted 20 overs.

Simarjeet Singh’s bowling brilliance

Chennai’s bowling attack put up a disciplined performance, led by the likes of Simarjeet who grabbed three wickets including the likes of Buttler and Jaiswal while Tushar Deshpande, who picked up two wickets. Maheesh Theekshana and Shardul Thakur supported well, maintaining the pressure on the Rajasthan batters. Despite a late counter attack by Parag and Jurel, Chennai’s bowlers managed to restrict Rajasthan to a manageable total.

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Ruturaj Gaikwad’s unbeaten knock

In response, CSK got off to a promising start with Rachin Ravindra and Ruturaj Gaikwad setting the tone. Nevertheless, Rajasthan’s bowling unit fought back, claiming crucial wickets at regular intervals. Daryl Mitchell and Shivam Dube made valuable contributions, but it was Gaikwad’s unbeaten knock of 42 runs that anchored Chennai’s innings. With the match heading towards a thrilling climax, the tension mounted with each passing delivery.

Rajasthan Royals’ bowling effort

Rajasthan’s bowlers put up a spirited display, with Ravichandran Ashwin leading the charge. Ashwin’s off-spin proved to be particularly effective, claiming two key wickets. Yuzvendra Chahal and Trent Boult provided crucial breakthroughs, while Sandeep Sharma and Avesh Khan contained the run flow. Despite their best efforts, Chennai managed to reach the target of 141 runs, with Gaikwad steering them to safety.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

Batting second was Beneficial for CSK. Ruturaj Gaekwad made sure he finishes the game. Simarjeet singh was outstanding in the absence of the front line fast bowlers.

— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) May 12, 2024

Simarjeet Singh can be looked for long term.

— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) May 12, 2024

CSK has done well in containing RR so far! Stellar bowling!! Simarjeet 🤌🏾🤌🏾

— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) May 12, 2024

Simarjeet Paaji is Cooking. People doubted him after the last game. He’s here picking big fishes now.

— 🎰 (@StanMSD) May 12, 2024

Simarjeet inclusion is masterstroke whoever decision it is. He bowls very hard lengths, those are not easy to pick.. If he gets going, he almost K!lls the game, thats what he exactly did today!

— 𝑻𝑯𝑨𝑳𝑨 (@Vidyadhar_R) May 5, 2024

Simarjeet the Sensational 🔥🤩#CSKvsRR

— Mr. Cool (@singhVaani7) May 12, 2024

CSK has done well in containing RR so far! Stellar bowling!! Simarjeet 🤌🏾🤌🏾

— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) May 12, 2024

No rutu fan go without like this tweet 🩷💫
What a mature inning by ruturaj gaikwad 💫😎

— Mintu Dutta (@duttamintu26) May 12, 2024

CSK keeps playoffs hopes alive with 5-wicket win over RR: #cricket #CSKvRR #IPL2024 #CricketTwitter

— (@CricketTimesHQ) May 12, 2024

The Northern STAR showing the way! ✨🦁#CSKvRR #WhistlePodu 🦁💛@Ruutu1331

— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) May 12, 2024

Short on the result, not on our effort.

We will be back. 💗

— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 12, 2024

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