Stuart Broad did well in his career after being hit for six sixes by Yuvraj Singh in the T20 World Cup 2007. He is one of the best bowlers in England. Maharashtra Captain Ruturaj Gaikwad advised Shiva Singh to learn from Broad. After scoring a blistering 168 against Assam in the semi-final, he said: “No respect for the Assam bowlers, but UP was a much better and all-round strike.” We had lost two early wickets. I made a comeback after an injury.
Speaking to Sportstar, Gaikwad talked about the quarterfinal against UP, in which he scored 220 points. Seven consecutive sixes were hit in Shiva Singh’s over in the same match. “I was only 50 to 60 percent fit, so I decided to put myself at risk. I wanted to get back to full fitness to perform as well as possible and to set an example for my teammates. Gaikwad missed several matches of the Vijay Hazare Trophy due to a wrist injury.
Saurashtra’s Unadkat’s opening spell had no answer for the Karnataka batsmen in the semi-finals. Maharashtra opener Gaikwad, on the other hand, secured the team’s victory by scoring big centuries against Uttar Pradesh and Assam in the quarter-finals and semi-finals respectively. Gaikwad was unable to play the team’s first few matches, yet he has made 552 runs in four matches of the tournament.