The CEO of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Kasi Viswanathan has confirmed the availability of Ambati Rayudu in the next game of CSK against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
Notably, in the first match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 UAE leg, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) went head to head with Mumbai Indians and eventually won the game by 20 runs.
Meanwhile, during the match, Ambati Rayudu was hit hard on his elbow by Adam Milne which led to him getting retired hurt.
“Ambati Rayudu’s X-ray Report Showed No Fracture”: CSK CEO
Talking about Ambati Rayudu’s injury the CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan said that his X-ray has shown no fracture which means he will be available for selection in the next game against RCB, which will take place on Friday 24 September.
“His X-ray report showed no fracture and considering we have a few days before we play the next game against RCB, he should be available for selection,” he said.
Meanwhile, during the match star pacer, Deepak Chahar was also seen struggling during his last over. Talking about Chahar CSK CEO pinpointed that was just cramps.
“Just cramps, nothing more to it,”
“It was about taking responsibility”: Ruturaj Gaikwad
Chennai Super Kings had a bizarre start, as they were reduced at 24/4. Before the powerplay ended Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina went back to the pavilion, courtesy of The Blackcaps pace attack Trent Boult and Adam Milne. Also, Ambati Rayudu was retired hurt.
However, with the help of an outstanding 88* runs knock of youngster Ruturaj Gaikwad and a 23 runs cameo by Dwayne Bravo, CSK posted 156 runs on the board.
Talking about his innings Gaikwad said it was all about taking the responsibility on his back.
“This is my fifth Man of the Match Award in 13 games. Obviously, The situation was tough, we had lost our top-order. It was about taking responsibility and finding a way to reach 120-130. I spent some time in the middle and I reassessed the target,” Gaikwad told Deepak Chahar in a video posted on iplt20.com.
Meanwhile, after contributing with the bat Dwayne Bravo also went on to pick 3 crucial wickets to stop Mumbai Indians at the score of 136/8. Speaking on Mumbai Indians he pointed out that MI is the toughest team in the IPL and it always feels like playing final against them.
“It’s a good feeling, obviously against MI it’s the toughest team in IPL and it’s like a final playing against them, always a good feeling to win. Just tried to protect me in the last stages of CPL and when I came over here, just had one bowling session which was yesterday, and happy to get 4 overs through today. Now I bat lower down the order with the batting line up like CSK, for me, it’s just about trying to get the momentum and try to capitalize, adjust and adapt,” Bravo told host broadcaster Star