India vs South Africa: Dilip Vengsarkar says “There’s no point in picking him when he’ll be 28”

India vs South Africa: Dilip Vengsarkar believes the selectors should choose Ruturaj Gaikwad, who is currently in good form. In addition, for the three-match One-Day International series against South Africa. Gaikwad has shown himself, according to Vengsarkar, by scoring enough runs. Gaikwad has been in exceptional form with the bat. Recently, registering three consecutive hundreds for Maharashtra in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Before being dismissed for 21 against Uttarakhand. Gaikwad’s scores read – 136 (vs Madhya Pradesh), 154* (vs Chhattisgarh), and 124 (against Kerala).

“You must pick a man in form. How many more runs does he need to score to prove himself? It is high time the selectors pick him straight away and give him a proper opportunity,” Dilip Vengsarkar said.

India vs South Africa: Prior to his Vijay Hazare Trophy heroics. In IPL 2021, Gaikwad won the Orange Cap while playing for Chennai Super Kings. In 16 matches, he scored 635 runs at a 45.35 average. In addition, he was instrumental in CSK’s fourth title success. Also, in South Africa, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are expected to lead the charge. While Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, and Shikhar Dhawan are the backup openers for the ODIs.

India vs South Africa: Dilip Vengsarkar says “There's no point in picking him when he'll be 28”

Ruturaj Gaikwad

“Gaikwad can also bat at No. 3.” He’ll have to find a way to fit in with the rest of the group. It isn’t the same as Ruturaj 18 or 19. He is now 24 years old. It’s pointless to pick him when he’ll be 28,” Dilip Vengsarkar said.

India vs South Africa: Additionally, Gaikwad has played 21 first-class matches. And scoring 1349 runs, including four hundred. Further, in 63 List A games, he has 3116 runs to his name at an impressive average of 52.81. Gaikwad was among the many youngsters who got an opportunity. Also, to don Indian colours during the team’s tour of Sri Lanka earlier this year. Led by Shikhar Dhawan and Rahul Dravid, India took a second-string team to the island nation in July. While the main squad was in England.

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