Rachin Ravindra Impresses with Bat and Field, Dhoni Intervenes with Hilarious Reply

Rachin Ravindra Impresses with Bat and Field, Dhoni Intervenes with Hilarious Reply

Rachin Ravindra, the young Kiwi batter, has made an immediate impact in the IPL 2024, showcasing his exceptional batting and fielding skills for the Chennai Super Kings. In his first two matches, Ravindra has impressed with back-to-back impressive knocks, including a whirlwind 46 off just 20 balls against the Gujarat Titans.

However, in the field, Ravindra had a forgettable moment when he dropped a crucial catch of Sai Sudharsan in the 15th over during Gujarat’s run chase. During a promotional event, when asked about the incident, Ravindra revealed that he had looked at MS Dhoni, the former CSK captain, for guidance.

Dhoni, known for his calm and composed demeanor, intervened with a hilarious reply, saying, “Well, there’s a new captain!” Dhoni explained that he refrains from reacting to such incidents, especially when the player is young and inexperienced. He also drew parallels between the new skipper, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and himself, saying that Gaikwad is quite similar in his approach.

“It (muscle memory) is there. But, I am not somebody who reacts a lot, especially when somebody is playing his first game or second game. I think Rutu (Ruturaj) is quite the same. But it was fun to watch him (Rachin) move all round the ground,” Dhoni added.

Ravindra, who has quickly become a fan favorite among CSK supporters, has enthralled audiences with his audacious stroke-play. While he has narrowly missed out on a half-century in both matches, Dhoni, the team’s ‘spiritual skipper,’ would be pleased with Ravindra’s performances, knowing that his choice was well-founded.

Dhoni’s decision to pass on the Chennai captaincy to Gaikwad ahead of the IPL 2024 surprised many fans, but it appears that the transition has been smooth. Gaikwad, like Dhoni, is a calm and composed leader who is not prone to emotional outbursts.

Ravindra’s impressive start to the IPL 2024 is a testament to his talent and potential. With his ability to contribute both with the bat and in the field, he is a valuable asset to the Chennai Super Kings. As the tournament progresses, it will be interesting to see how Ravindra continues to develop and contribute to CSK’s success.