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Ruturaj Gaikwad revealed he Initiated ‘Thala for a Reason’ Trend

Indian Batter Ruturaj Gaikwad has revealed that he started ‘Thala for a Reason’ even before it existed.

Ruturaj Gaikwad revealed he Initiated ‘Thala for a Reason’ Trend

CSK captain Ruturaj Gaikwad shared an MS Dhoni reference on his Instagram story on Thursday. Recently, a popular social media trend referring to MS Dhoni went viral and fans created random numbers to total seven, which proved to be the iconic jersey number of the legendary cricketer.

MS Dhoni has been nicknamed Thala by fans of the CSK in the Indian Premier League. Social media is flooded with posts where fans creatively produce the number seven out of nowhere.

To honor the legendary cricketer, fans captain these posts with ‘Thala for a Reason’ making the number omnipresent in the digital universe. However, BCCI has retired No.7 to honor the legendary cricketer.

India batter and CSK skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad recently jumped on the trend as he shared an image of his T20I cap which has the number 88 on it hinting at him being the 88th player to represent India in the short format.

While posting the image on his story, Gaikwad added the digits of his cap number producing 16, which further combined to make 7. Instead of using numerical digits, he used the symbol of the heart in Yellow color. He noted that he’s ahead of the trend, as he made his T20I debut in 2021 before this trend event existed.

“I am ahead of the trend,” wrote Gaikwad on his Instagram story. Recently, the 27-year-old Gaikwad also scored an unbeaten 77 runs in the second T20I on India’s tour of Zimbabwe putting a partnership stand of 137 runs with Abhishek Sharma to help India post a massive score of 234/2 in 20 overs.

Ruturaj Gaikwad story (Thala for a Reason)

As a result, India secured a 100-run win after a 15-run loss in the first game. He is the leading run-scorer of the series so far with 133 runs from three innings with an average of 66.50 and a strike rate of 158.33.

During the third match, Shubman Gill scored 66 runs while Yashasvi Jaiswal scored 36 runs and Gaikwad scored 49 runs posting 182 runs and securing a 23-run victory at Harare Sport Club.

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