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Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) batter Sameer Rizvi made an impactful Indian Premier League (IPL) debut towards Gujarat Titans (GT) on Tuesday and he talked concerning the recommendation he acquired from the franchise’s poster boy and legendary former skipper MS Dhoni forward of his first look on the main stage. The fortress at Chepauk stood untouched because the Chennai Tremendous Kings registered a complete 63-run win over the Gujarat Titans on Monday within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024.

Throughout this match, Rizvi, purchased by CSK for Rs 8.4 crores within the IPL public sale held final 12 months, got here within the nineteenth over and took among the best T20 bowlers of the world, Rashid Khan, to the cleaners with an enormous six on the very first ball he confronted in his IPL profession. He would go on to hit him for yet another six earlier than perishing for a brief, however a invaluable cameo of 14 in six balls. Regardless of the quantity of runs being not so large, Rizvi’s big-hitting and optimistic intent whereas dealing with a world-class bowler stood out. Many lauded the truth that he didn’t sweat in any respect in launching Rashid for these two sixes.

In a video posted by the IPL’s official X deal with, Rizvi stated that he was decided to launch any ball coming into his radar, into the skies.

“The way in which the scenario was within the nineteenth over once I was despatched, I used to be going to hit it large if a supply was on my radar. The very first ball was in my space and I smashed it for a six,” stated Rizvi, who shot to fame together with his performances within the UPT20 League final 12 months.

He scored 455 runs in 10 matches at a mean of over 50, with two tons and a fifty. His runs got here at a strike charge of over 188. In 11 T20s for UP, he has scored 295 runs at a mean of 49.16 and an SR of over 134, with two fifties.

Earlier in February, he smashed a triple century through the Colonel CK Nayadu Trophy quarterfinals towards Saurashtra, Rizvi smashed 312 runs in 266 balls. His knocks had 33 fours and 12 sixes. His runs got here at a strike charge of 117.29.

Rizvi stated that he was glad to be picked up by the Yellow franchise because it was his life-long dream to fulfill Dhoni.

“When public sale occurred, CSK picked me up, I used to be glad as a result of assembly MS Dhoni was a dream, not to mention enjoying with him. It has been fulfilled. I acquired to study quite a bit from him and the workers. I’m making an attempt to study as a lot as potential and do properly,” stated the batter.

Recalling Dhoni’s recommendation, Rizvi stated that India’s World Cup-winning skipper requested him to play his pure recreation.

“MSD has informed me to play the way in which I do, telling me that the sport is identical, the talent is identical, however the mindset is completely different. He has requested me to not really feel strain and to play as per the scenario. He informed me to maintain my nerves within the first match in entrance of an enormous crowd,” stated Rizvi.

On his jersey quantity, Rizvi stated that he initially wore quantity seven however needed to accept primary as his favorite quantity was already in use by none aside from Dhoni.

“My jersey quantity is seven. That belongs to bhaiya (Dhoni). Therefore, I couldn’t get it. So I acquired jersey primary. On this staff, everybody loves and helps one another. I used to be enjoying IPL for the primary time and everybody cheered for me with all their hearts. Each time I need to ask one thing, I ask my fellow gamers. I ask them concerning the mindset of batting. I need to study this stuff,” he concluded.

Coming into the match, GT put CSK to bat first. Fiery knocks from Rachin Ravindra (46 in 20 balls, with six fours and three sixes), skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad (46 in 36 balls, with 5 fours and a six) and Dube (51 in 23 balls, with two fours and 5 sixes) took CSK to 206/6 in 20 overs.

Rashid Khan (2/49) and Spencer Johnson (1/35) had been among the many picks of the bowlers for GT.

Within the run-chase, GT saved dropping wickets at common intervals. Sai Sudharsan (37 in 31 balls, with three fours), Wriddhiman Saha (21 in 17 balls, with 4 boundaries) and David Miller (21 in 16 balls, with three fours) tried to place up a combat, nevertheless it was simply not sufficient. GT was restricted to 143/8 and misplaced by 63 runs.

Tushar Deshpande (2/21), Deepak Chahar (2/28) and Mustafizur Rahman (2/30) had been the highest bowlers for CSK.

Dube took house the ‘Participant of the Match’ award.

(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)

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