With some encouraging news from the physios ahead of their opener against KKR, MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings can finally breathe a sigh of relief. Ruturaj Gaikwad, their opener, has passed his fitness test and will start the first match alongside Devon Conway.
CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan revealed that Gaikwad is fit and is training with the rest of the team in Surat.
Ruturaj Gaikwad declared fit to play
While the fans are ecstatic, there were some early snags for CSK. Ruturaj Gaikwad, their specialty batsman, and all-rounder Deepak Chahar were both injured ahead of the season. Moeen Ali, an all-rounder, is also battling to obtain a visa to visit India shortly. All of these reasons have made it difficult for the Chennai Super Kings to select their starting lineup.
There is some positive news for CSK supporters and the franchise. Ruturaj Gaikwad has healed from his injury and is ready to return to the team. This has undoubtedly provided CSK with some relief from the expanding players’ unavailability problems.
Ruturaj has passed the fitness test and will participate in the opening match against Kolkata Knight Riders, according to CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan. Ruturaj will be wearing the yellow jersey and will start with Devon Conway.
“Yes, Ruturaj is all fit. He has joined the squad and has begun practice. He is available for selection,” Viswanathan said.
Gaikwad was an important part of the team’s previous season’s triumph. He got off to a sluggish start, but he picked up speed at vital moments to help the squad win the championship. As a result, he was retained with MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, and Ravindra Jadeja by the franchise.
When asked about the team’s other significant players, Viswanathan responded that he hasn’t heard anything substantial about Deepak and Moeen yet. Despite the fact that Ruturaj has provided some relief, the threat has not yet passed.