Former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batter Suresh Raina heaped massive praise on Ajinkya Rahane and Ruturaj Gaikwad for their sensational batting performances against Mumbai Indians (MI).
“This is the strength of the yellow jersey! As we discussed mid-innings, both Rahane and Ruturaj are players from Mumbai and Maharashtra, respectively and understand these pitches very well. So, they used the opportunity very well. This will be a sweet headache for Mahi (MS Dhoni) bhai when Moeen Ali returns to the fold,” CSK all-time great Raina expressed.
Rahane scored his fastest IPL fifty off mere 19 balls and concluded with a score of 61 runs. His blitzkrieg included going on a boundary-hitting spree as he targeted Arshad Khan for 23 runs, getting 6,4,4,4,4,1 in the over.
The catch he took shows how positive a frame of mind he is in: Raina
“Jadeja is bringing all his experience into play. The partnership that he has had with Santner looks very strong. The way Jadeja got Tilak Varma out showed that he is bowling with great discipline. Also, the catch he took shows how positive a frame of mind he is in today,” he added.