SportsAdda brand ambassador Brett Lee is highly hopeful of Team Chennai’s biggest positive this season in the form of opening batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad in episode 4 of SportsAdda presents T20 Crazy, powered by Sportsbet.io.
In a candid chat with Manish Batavia, the former Australian fast bowler spoke highly of the Chennai young gun and how his game has lifted his side’s performance this year.
“He's definitely been one of my favourite players in the Indian T20 League 2021. He's got a wonderful understanding of the match, he knows when to change gears. He is one player who can definitely go through the gears. He knows how to start off slowly in the first and second gears and take his time but when he wants to go to the fourth and fifth gears, he can up the ante,” Lee stated.
The 2003 World Cup winner also stressed on the importance of such players from a futuristic point of view.
“Players like that will go on to score big hundreds, players like that can go on to represent India for a long period of time. He has been outstanding for CSK,” Lee added.
Russell, DK to step up for Kolkata
The SportsAdda ambassador was not much bothered about the form of Kolkata skipper Eoin Morgan in the ongoing edition of the Indian T20 League.
“I am not worried because his experience definitely counts. They rely on a team, they are winning games without their big players. Andre Russell is not firing the way he would have liked to. Dinesh Karthik is a quality player, he is a great finisher,” the 44-year-old said.
However, the former Aussie great focussed on the need of senior players stepping up to an occasion like the playoffs.
“This is the time when the most experienced campaigners have to step up. You have got to play that complete game of cricket. It's one side there's fearless cricket but on the other side because that's what sports is all about.
“You want to enjoy your moment, enjoy your teammates. And you enjoy it a lot more when you are winning.”