Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Former Indian speedster Ashish Nehra was effusive in his praise for promising batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad after his sensational century against Australia in third T20I game in Guwahati.

Gaikwad scored his first T20 century with a strike rate of over 200 including 13 fours and seven sixes.

In a recent interaction, Nehra said that Gaikwad’s game is extremely well suited for the T20 format. The former pacer added that considering what he brings to the table, he is a ‘three format player’ for the Indian cricket team.

“Everybody knows what kind of a player Ruturaj Gaikwad is. When you talk about Yashasvi Jaiswal, his game is completely different compared to Ruturaj Gaikwad’s. You need solidity in the T20 format as well and that is what Gaikwad brings to the table. There is no doubt that Ruturaj Gaikwad is a three-format player for India,” said Nehra during the interaction.

“The kind of elegance that Gaikwad shows is unbelievable, amazing and it was a great, great, great knock,” added the former pacer.

Notably, India have won the five-match T20I series 3-1 with the last match to be played on Sunday.