Ruturaj Gaikwad praised his partner Yashasvi Jaiswal for his aggressive approach ahead of the first T20I match in South Africa. Ruturaj Gaikwad acknowledged the importance of supporting Yashasvi Jaiswal by holding the other end without taking unnecessary risks.
The T20I series between India and South Africa is scheduled to begin at Kingsmead in Durban on Sunday, December 10. With Shubman Gill’s return to the T20I side, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Yashasvi Jaiswal will compete for the opener spot in the upcoming encounter.
Yashasvi Jaiswal Doesn’t Hold Back – Ruturaj Gaikwad
Speaking to the broadcasters ahead of India’s first T20I in South Africa, Ruturaj Gaikwad expressed his happiness at playing a supporting role during his partnership with Yashasvi Jaiswal, who takes an aggressive approach from the beginning of the innings.
“Mostly, he is the one who goes for the attacking shots from Ball 1. Yashasvi is the kind of player who doesn’t hold back. I just have to figure out a few risks, and play according to what the team requires. Definitely, when someone like Yashasvi is going hard at the other end, it’s obviously crucial for me to hold the other end and let him express the way he wants to. I enjoy batting with him,” Ruturaj told Star Sports.
India vs Sri Lanka T20I Series Schedule
1st T20I – South Africa vs India in Durban – December 10, 07:30 pm IST
2nd T20I – South Africa vs India in Gqeberha – December 12, 08:30 pm
3rd T20I – South Africa vs India in Johannesburg – December 14, 08:30 pm
India’s T20I squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (VC), Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Deepak Chahar.