IPL 2024 / What CSK captain Gaikwad said after the first defeat, told where the lapse was done

Vikrant Shekhawat : Apr 01, 2024, 11:45 AM
IPL 2024: The 13th match of IPL 2024 was played between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals. The match was won by the team of Delhi Capitals by 20 runs. This is the first defeat of Chennai Super Kings this season. At the same time, the first win for Delhi Capitals. After the victory in this match, the team of Delhi Capitals has moved from 9th place to 7th position in the points table, while the Chennai Super Kings team has now come second from the first place. After the defeat of Chennai, team captain Ruturaj Gaikwad looked quite disappointed. He told after the match where the team made a mistake and for what reason did they lose the match.

What did Ruturaj say

After the first defeat of the season against Delhi, Chennai Super Kings captain Ruturaj Gaikwad said that he feels that he was very happy with the way the Chennai Super Kings bowlers returned in the powerplay. It was a good effort to stop Delhi at 191. He said about the pitch that the pitch was in better position in the first innings. The second innings had additional seam movement and spongy bounce. In fact, in the second innings, it was also seen that in the initial overs, Delhi bowlers were getting a lot of help from the pitch. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rachin Ravindra had to face a lot of problems.

The captain told where the mistake was made

Ruturaj Gaikwad further said that I felt that Rachin was missing out by a huge margin due to the seam. We could not proceed in the first three overs and this was the difference. It was attainable in half phase. The additional seam was movement and we could not take advantage of it and we were always behind. We did not get a big over to reduce the run speed. Not really if there is an additional bowler in the line to help in powerplay. Deepak is always accustomed to bowling 3 overs. Even though the first four overs were good, the last two overs were expensive. After two good games, you can expect the third game go down equally and there is nothing to worry about. Just two or three hits here and there, if we had stopped one or two boundary in the field, the matter could have been different.