Brad Hogg advises Ruturaj Gaikwad not to consider his future with Team India. Gaikwad has so far scored 0, 1, 1, and 16 in IPL 2022.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, the opening batter for CSK, is having a difficult time in the IPL 2022. The right-handed batter had a highly productive season in 2021, winning the orange cap after scoring 635 runs. However, the tables have turned as Gaikwad suffers failure after failure.
So far this season, he has recorded scores of 0, 1, 1, and 16 as the defending champions have lost their first four games. Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg believes Gaikwad is concerned about playing for the Indian team, which has been his nemesis this season. As a result, Hogg stated that the 25-year-old should concentrate on performing well for CSK rather than thinking about his future.
Brad Hogg has some words of wisdom for Ruturaj Gaikwad.
“If Gaikwad is more concerned with playing for India than with what he can do for the team, he will be found wanting.” Because you are not capable of thinking in that manner. “You have to concentrate on what you’re doing right now and let everything else take care of itself,” Hogg said on his YouTube channel.
Notably, Gaikwad’s heroics last season earned him his first Team India appearance. He scored 39 runs in three T20Is. Despite not seeing regular playing time in the XI, he remained in the squad for many white-ball series. With such poor results, he is unlikely to be selected for India’s upcoming white-ball assignments. As a result, the child must fasten his seatbelt.
Meanwhile, Hogg explained CSK’s struggles, stating that the team has been abysmal in every department. “They (CSK) simply aren’t batting, bowling, or fielding well.” They have been outplayed in all three departments. We begin at the top of the list with Ruturaj Gaikwad. “At the moment, he’s having trouble on the bouncy wickets up here in Mumbai,” said the former KKR spinner.
“He doesn’t know whether to play the cut shot or the backfoot drive; he’s just flirting outside the off-stump and giving the opposition teams opportunities,” the 51-year-old added.