Ayush Badoni Shares Gautam Gambhir’s Advice Ahead Of Gujarat Titans Match. Badoni scored 54 off 41 balls against Gujarat Titans, hitting six fours and two sixes.
The Indian Premier League’s motto has always been “where talent meets opportunity,” and this was true on Monday evening when Lucknow Super Giants batter Ayush Badoni rose to the occasion with a 54-run knock against the Gujarat Titans at the Wankhede Stadium. Lucknow were at 29/4 when Deepak Hooda and MS Dhoni put on 87 runs for the fifth wicket to help Lucknow reach 158/6 in the allotted 20 overs.
It wasn’t enough as Gujarat chased down the target with five wickets in hand, but Badoni made his presence felt.
Badoni, 22, scored 54 off 41 balls, including six fours and two sixes. The batter reached his half-century in 38 balls. After the game, Badoni thanked Lucknow Super Giants coach Gautam Gambhir for all of his help.
Gautam Gambhir’s Advice to Ayush Badoni
“Gautam Bhaiya was extremely helpful. He instructed me to play my natural game and to focus on the ball rather than the bowler. Also assure me that I be given a fair chance on the team. He also told me, ‘you don’t need to play according to the situation; there are senior players in the team to do that, so just play your natural game.’ “Badoni stated this during a virtual press conference following the Gujarat-Lucknow match.
“In previous auctions, I had gone unsold. I attend camps with 2-3 teams but had no idea if I would be chosen. Lucknow placed their trust in me, for which I am grateful. I make two fifty-plus scores in the trials after Lucknow chose me, and this impress the coaches, who were confident in sending me ahead of Hardik Pandya “Badoni, pick up by Lucknow in the auction for Rs 20 lakh, also mention.
Badoni is a product of Tarak Sinha’s Sonnet Club
In 2018, Badoni scored an unbeaten 185 off 202 balls in a youth Test. Since then, he regarded as a serious prospect, but he never had the opportunity to break into the Delhi team and was also left out of India’s U19 World Cup squad in 2018.
“It’s been a little difficult. I haven’t had many opportunities with Delhi. I’ve improved my game and tried to add a few more shots to my arsenal. I played one season for Delhi, five matches, and only once did I get to bat. I was kicked out of that game early on “he added
Badoni has yet to play a first-class match and has only played six T20s in his career. In 2021, he made his T20 debut for Delhi against Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium.