The 23-year-old made his first-class debut against Jharkhand in 2016. Since then, the top-order batsman has scored six centuries and four half centuries in his first-class career.
Bought at his base price of Rs 20 lakh, the 23-year-old has been part of the Chennai Kings set up since 2019.
Ruturaj Gaikwad played six matches for CSK in this year's IPL and he managed to score 204 runs at an average of 51.00.
Sandeep Chavan fondly remembers the day seven years back when he had a word of advice for slightly built teenager Ruturaj Gaikwad.
KXIP needed a win in their final league game to remain in contention for the play-offs besides depending on other results.
CSK failed to reach the Indian Premier League (IPL) playoffs this season and are the bottom-placed team on the points table.
Fleming's remarks came after Gaikwad played a knock of 72, helping CSK win the match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Thursday.
Gaikwad made 72 off 53 deliveries following his unbeaten 65 off 51 deliveries in the last game against RCB.
Maharashtra batsman Gaikwad scored 72 as CSK beat KKR by six wickets on Thursday.
Unable to defend 28 in the last two overs, Kolkata Knight Riders suffered a six-wicket loss and remained fifth with 12 points.
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Gaikwad and veteran Ambati Rayudu (39 off 27 balls) added 67 runs in 8.2 overs for the second wicket to finish off a chase in style although it might have been too little too late.
The Mumbai team will be without their captain Rohit Sharma this week due to injury and Sourabh Tiwary will replace him and Pollard will do the captaincy.
Against a CSK batting line-up which is short on confidence, Rashid Khan & Co will back themselves to deliver, especially given the large outfield.
CSK will be missing opening game's hero Ambati Rayudu with Ruturaj Gaikwad replacing him in the playing XI.