Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Virat Kohli [PC: BCCI]

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batter Ruturaj Gaikwad shattered the major record of Virat Kohli against Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The opening batter recorded the most runs against the defending champions in the league, surpassing Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) batter. 

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s love affair with Gujarat Titans in the IPL continued as he played a staggering knock in the ongoing Qualifier 1 and helped his side post a fighting total on the board. The opening batter continued his golden touch in the league and yet again gave his side a rollicking start. 

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Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed a brilliant knock of 60 runs in 44 runs that powered CSK to a total of 172. He batted with a strike rate of 136.36 and hit 7 fours and 1 six in his innings. Notably, this was the 4th half-century for him against Gujarat Titans in 4 innings.

With his innings, Ruturaj Gaikwad surpassed Virat Kohli’s tally of 232 runs against GT in the IPL. The batter now has 278 runs in four innings. 

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IPL 2023 | India National Cricket Team | Chennai Super Kings (CSK) | Delhi Capitals (DC) | Gujarat Titans (GT) | Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) | Lucknow Supergiants (LSG) | Mumbai Indians (MI) | Punjab Kings (PBKS) | Rajasthan Royals (RR) | Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) | SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) 

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GT vs CSK: Playing 11 of Gujarat Titans and Chennai Super Kings 

Here’s the Playing 11 of Gujarat Titans 

Shubman Gill, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Hardik Pandya (c), Dasun Shanaka, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Darshan Nalkande, Mohit Sharma, Noor Ahmad, Mohammed Shami 

Impact player: Vijay Shankar 

Here’s the Playing 11 of Chennai Super Kings 

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana 

Impact player: Matheesha Pathirana

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