The performance of Chennai Super Kings' young batsman Rituraj Gaikwad has not been special in the current season of IPL (IPL-2022). He has scored a total of 313 runs in 12 matches in the season at an average of 26.08. He has been able to score only 2 fifties so far. Meanwhile, former India opener Virender Sehwag said that Rituraj has all the qualities to become the captain of Chennai. He said that if this young cricketer scores well in the next 3-to 4 seasons, then the Chennai franchise can get a captain who can lead the team for a long time.
43-year-old Sehwag praised Rituraj fiercely. He said that Rituraj can become the next captain of Chennai Super Kings. Viru said that like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rituraj also has qualities, except for one luck factor (luck).
Sehwag told Cricbuzz, 'If Ruturaj Gaikwad scores well in 3-4 more seasons, he can become the captain of Chennai Super Kings after Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He remains the captain for a long time after Dhoni. Rituraj has all the qualities of MS Dhoni, except for one luck factor.
Rituraj had a strong performance in the last season and this was the reason why the franchise retained him. He was retained by the team for Rs 6 crore. Rituraj had scored a total of 635 runs in 16 matches in the last season of IPL. His bat also scored 1 century and 4 half-centuries.