Mumbai: With the help of opener Ruturaj Gaikwad knock of 72 runs Chennai Super Kings defeated KKR with six wickets. Following his performance coach Stephen Fleming praised Gaikwad and said he is happy that the batsman made the most out of the opportunity given to him.
He said, “He has done well in the last few matches. We are happy that he has taken the chance. We look back at the missed opportunities when he got COVID. He was out of pre-season he came back after about 4-5 weeks in isolation. We tried to include him but he was a long way from getting ready. So we are happy to create an opportunity right now and he has shown us that he is the right player.”
Fleming also said that he was very happy with the win.
“We were playing well, of course, we lost the wickets and the partnership between Rayudu and Ruturaj. But we felt that we had put ourselves in a position where we were probably in favor of winning … mixed feelings when you are here Sitting and out of the competition, you don’t look nervous. It’s a great pleasure to win, “he said.
CSK chased down the target of 173 with six wickets in hand. With CSK winning the match against KKR, Mumbai Indians became the first team to qualify for the playoffs this season.