Ruturaj Gaikwad is an Indian international cricketer. Who plays for Maharashtra in domestic cricket and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Indian Premier League.
In July 2021, Ruturaj made his international debut for the Indian cricket team and scored the most runs in the Indian Premier League tournament in the year 2021, and he captained the team Maharashtra in T20 in Mushtaq Ali Trophy and Vijay Hazare Trophy in the year 2021.
In Vijay Hazar Trophy 2022, Ruturaj Gaikwad has become the first batsman to hit seven sixes in an over. He has created history by scoring 220 runs in 159 balls in this match against Uttar Pradesh.
Ruturaj was bought by Chennai Super Kings for INR 20 lakhs in IPL 2019, 2020, and 2021 auctions, and after his good performance in the 2021 season, Gaikwad was roped in by Chennai Super Kings for INR 6 crores ahead of the 2022 IPL auctions. Ruturaj Gaikwad’s sports performance has been excellent so far.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, the star player of the Indian cricket team, was born on 31 January 1997 in Pune, Maharashtra. In the year 2023, his age is 26 years. Gaikwad’s father Dashrath Gaikwad is retired from a senior post in DRDO i.e. Defense Research Development Organisation. Ruturaj’s mother’s name is Savita Gaikwad, she is a teacher at the municipality school.
Ruturaj Gaikwad started his studies at St. Joseph’s School. After this, he took admitted to Lakshmi Bai Nadgude School. This school is located in Pimpri Nilakh, Pune. After 12th, he did his graduation from Marathwada Mitra Mandal’s college.
Ruturaj was very fond of playing cricket since childhood and he joined the Dilip Vengsarkar Cricket Academy in Pimpri-Chinchwad, Maharashtra at the age of just thirteen.
Ruturaj Gaikwad is in a lot of discussions these days about his love life. His name has been associated with Marathi actress Sayali Sanjeev.
Both are denying this relationship but a lot is being written about their relationship in the media. A few days ago Ruturaj Gaikwad shared a post on Instagram, in whose comment Sayali Sanjeev made a love emoji. Since then the news of their affair is trending.
Ruturaj Gaikwad Bio
|Full Name||Ruturaj Darshat Gaikwad|
|Famous For||Scoring 187* runs against Sri Lanka A in June 2019|
|International Debut||ODI– 6 October 2022 against South Africa at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium|
T20– 28 July 2021 against Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium
|Jersey Number||• #31 (India U-23)|
• #31 (Chennai Super Kings)
|Domestic/State Teams||• India A|
• India B
• India Blue
• Chennai Super Kings
• India Under-23
|Batting Style||Right-hand Batsman|
|Records||7 Sixes in an over in A Vijay Hazare Trophy match in November 2022|
|Date of Birth (DOB)||31 January 1997 (Friday)|
|Age||26 Years (As of 2023)|
|Birthplace||Pue, Maharashtra, India|
|Hometown||Pue, Maharashtra, India|
|Height||175 (in centimeters)|
1.75 (in meters)
5′ 9″ (in feet & inches)
|Weight||70 (in kilograms)|
154 lbs (in pounds)
|Body Measurements||Chest- 41 Inches|
Waist- 32 Inches
Biceps- 14 Inches
Family & Girlfriend
|Affairs/Girlfriends||Sayali Sanjeev (Marathi Actress)|
|Salary/Income (approx.)||INR 3 Lakh For Every T20|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$4 Million INR 30 Crores (As of 2023)|
Social Media Info
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Ruturaj Gaikwad’s Career in Domestic Cricket
Cricketer Ruturaj made his first-class debut for Maharashtra in the tournament “Ranji Trophy” on 6th October 2016.
In the 2019 Ranji Trophy season, he faced 199 balls and scored 108 in the 1st innings and faced 170 balls by scoring 76 runs in the 2nd innings at Pune, Maharashtra. Opening for the team Maharashtra vs Chhattisgarh.
He made his List A debut for Maharashtra on 25th February 2017 in the tournament “Vijay Hazare Trophy”. In this tournament, Ruturaj scored 444 runs in just 7 matches at an average of 63.42 and he scored 3 fifties and one century. He was the 3rd-highest run-scorer in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy.
In the Indian domestic cricket series, he played for India A, India B, India Blue, Maharashtra, and India Under-23. In October 2018, Gaikwad was selected in the India B squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.
In December 2018, Ruturaj was named to India’s squad for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup. He scored 4 centuries in 4 matches in the 2019 Mandke Trophy.
In June 2019, Gaikwad scored 187 not out for India A opposite Sri Lanka A. In August 2019, he was picked in the India Blue squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy. In October 2019, Ruturaj was picked in India B’s squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.
In the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, He captained Maharashtra and scored 259 runs in just 5 matches with a tremendous average of 51.80, including three fifties at a strike rate of 150.71.
In the 2021–22 Vijay Hazare Trophy, Gaikwad scored 4 centuries and equaled Virat Kohli’s record for most centuries in the Vijay Hazare tournament and scored over 600 runs in the tournament for Maharashtra.
The International Career of Ruturaj Gaikwad
In June 2021, Gaikwad was selected for India’s ODI and T-20 International squads for their series against Sri Lanka.
He made his T-20 debut for India against Sri Lanka on 28 July 2021. In December 2021, Gaikwad was selected for India’s ODI squad for the series against South Africa.
Ruturaj was again selected in India’s ODI squad in January 2022, this time for their home series against the West Indies. IThereafter n June 2022, he scored his maiden half-century in his maiden T20I cricket against South Africa.
In July 2022, he was named to India’s ODI squad against the West Indies.
IPL Career of Ruturaj Gaikwad
In December 2018, Gaikwad was signed by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as the 2019 Indian Premier League player for ₹20 lacks. Ruturaj never expected him to be elected.
On 2nd October 2021, Gaikwad scored his maiden Indian Premiere League century, scoring 101 not out opposite Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 2021 tournament.
On 15 October, Chennai Super Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the final, with Gaikwad scoring 32 runs off 27 balls, contributing to CSK’s total.
In the 14th season of IPL, Ruturaj gained the Orange Cap for scoring the most 635 runs with his tremendous performance in the tournament and was also awarded the Emerging Player of the Year award.
Some Interesting Facts About Ruturaj Gaikwad
- When Ruturaj was only 5 years old, he started playing leather ball cricket.
- In the year 2003, he had gone to watch a match between Australia and New Zealand at the Nehru Stadium in Pune, and being inspired by this, he also resolved to play cricket.
- Ruturaj Gaikwad entered Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) Varok Dilip Vengsarkar Academy, Thergaon in Pimpri Chinchwad, Pune, Maharashtra, at the age of just thirteen.
- In the 2010 Cadence Trophy, he scored 63* (71) for the Varok Vengsarkar Academy against MIG Cricket Club in Mumbai, earning him the Man of the Match award. His academy defeated MIG Cricket Club and won the match by 7 wickets.
- In the year 2015, Ruturaj scored 306 runs in a match in a 522-run partnership with his fellow Vinay in the Maharashtra Invitational tournament.
- When Ruturaj was playing in Under-19, his performance has been very good since then. Ruturaj had started attracting the attention of people with his game long back.
- His game was also very good in the Coochbehar Trophy held during the year 2014-15, during which Ruturaj scored a total of 826 runs in 6 matches.
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