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"Who will Ruturaj Gaikwad even replace?" Ravi Ashwin says India is a very difficult country to play cricket in

image-lb953c76Ruturaj Gaikwad [Source: Twitter]

In the wake of Ruturaj Gaikwad's extraordinary performance in the domestic circuit has raised questions of why the batter is excluded from the Indian squad. Gaikwad represents Maharashtra and in the recently concluded Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 the batter amassed a whopping 660 runs at the average of 220, including a double hundred. In the semifinal of the tournament, Gaikwad became the first ever batter to hit seven sixes in one over.

Indian star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin lauded the 25-year old, but subsequently stated that it will be very difficult for the batter to make his place in the Indian squad. 

"whom will he replace?" Ravichandran Ashwin

“Since he (Gaikwad) is from India, whom will he replace? Not even replace but look at whom he is competing with. Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, and we have Rishabh Pant opening as well."

“India is becoming a difficult country to genuinely play cricket. I mean, competition for one spot is heating up. And Ruturaj is not heating it up; he has taken the solar panel on his head and scored runs for fun. Amazing, very well done, Ruturaj Gaikwad."

Ashwin also took note of Chennai Super Kings fans, Gaikwad represents CSK in the Indian Premier League. 

“I am sure all the CSK fans are super happy. It will be a matter of time before Ruturaj Gaikwad sets the world stage on fire,"

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