Ruturaj Gaikwad receives a grand welcome on his arrival after a stellar IPL

CSK opener Ruturaj Gaikwad returns home from UAE after having a phenomenal IPL and he receives a grand welcome.

The Indian Premier League (IPL) got over on October 15 and all the players returned home. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the final by 27 runs to lift their fourth title. The men in yellow returned home and were welcomed in a grand fashion. Most of the players returned to their respective homes and the fans arrived in large numbers to welcome their heroes.

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Ruturaj Gaikwad had a fantastic season for CSK. He won the orange cap as he amassed 635 runs in 16 matches. He became the youngest player to win the orange cap in the history of the IPL. The right-handed batter impressed everyone with his stroke play and averaged 45.35 with the bat. He hit seven fifties and a century in the 14th edition of the IPL.

Ruturaj hails from Pune, Maharashtra and he received a grand welcome on his arrival. Fans gathered around his house clicking pictures as he was welcomed in the traditional fashion. Ruturaj had a stellar season with CSK as he became only the second player to win an orange cap and win the title after Robin Uthappa.

Chennai Super Kings lift their fourth title

MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings to their fourth title after reaching the ninth final in 14 years. CSK had a brilliant season as they finished the group stages at the second position and then qualified for the final beating Delhi Capitals in the first qualifier. Kolkata Knight Riders reached the final but couldn’t get past CSK as the men in yellow beat Morgan’s men by 27 runs.

Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad put up stellar performances throughout the season as they both finished with 633 and 635 runs respectively. Both did most of the runs scoring for them with the bowlers stepping up in crunch situations. Everyone fired in unison as the Chennai-based franchise lifted the trophy after a disappointing effort in the last season.

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Akshay Bhide
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