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maharashtra skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad has been in scorching type within the Vijay Hazare Trophy because the facet made it to the finals of the competitors. A number of days in the past, within the quarter-final fixture in opposition to Uttar Pradesh, the batter clobbered a record-breaking 220* runs, which included seven sixes coming off a single over.
After hammering UP left-arm spinner Shiva Singh within the forty ninth over for 43 runs, the batsman opined that he might solely consider one India legend, Yuvraj Singh throughout his magical knock.
“After the fifth six, just one individual crossed my thoughts, and that was Yuvraj Singh. I had seen him hit six sixes in an over after I was actually younger through the World Cup. I wished to be beside him, that is why I wished to go for the sixth one. I used to be very blissful that I used to be capable of hit six sixes. I by no means thought I’d be hitting six sixes in an over,” Gaikwad mentioned whereas talking to BCCI.
Nice pleasure to be beside his identify, to be part of the hype that is throughout: Ruturaj Gaikwad
Yuvraj Singh had achieved the same feat again within the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup when he was up in opposition to England’s Stuart Broad and blasted six sixes off the tempo spearhead. Gaikwad, who has now put his identify alongside the India nice, expressed that he was delighted to be a part of the ‘hype’.
“It is an important pleasure to be alongside his identify and to be part of the hype that is throughout this over,” he added.
The flamboyant opener has amassed 552 runs in simply 4 outings this season and can purpose to take care of the same efficiency within the summit conflict. The Gaikwad-led Maharashtra lock horns with rivals Saurashtra within the all-exciting Vijay Hazare Trophy ultimate scheduled to be performed on December 2, Friday.