IPL 2022: Chennai batter Gaikwad equals Tendulkar record
Chennai Super Kings opening batter Ruturaj Gaikwad has equalled the record of legendary Sachin Tendulkar by becoming the joint-fastest Indian to score 1,000 runs in the history of the Indian Premier League.
Gaikwad reached the feat in match number 46 of the ongoing IPL 2022 between CSK and SunRisers Hyderabad. Batter smashed pacer Marco Jansen for a six on the first ball of the sixth over to reach the 1000-run mark in IPL. The duo of Tendulkar and Gaikwad are followed by Suresh Raina (34 innings), Rishabh Pant (35 innings) and Devdutt Padikkal (35 innings) on the list.
The 25-year-old who struggled throughout the first eight games of IPL 2022, was at his best on May 1 as he powered six sixes and as many fours before missing out on a well-deserved century against SunRisers Hyderabad. He scored 99 off 57 and stitched a 182-run partnership with Devon Conway which is now CSK's highest opening stand in IPL history.
CSK were back to winning ways in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after registering a victory against SRH by 13 runs at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
Chennai Super Kings successfully defended the total and won the contest against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is running in India since March and is set to conclude at the end of May.