Classy Indian Batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad was born on 31 January 1997 in Pune, Maharashtra. In the Indian Premier League, he plays for Chennai Super Kings. He is one of the budding cricketers in International cricket who is probable to play in the Indian Cricket Team. In domestic he plays for Maharashtra Cricket Association. He holds the record of seven sixes in an over during the Vijay Hazare match in 2022. He was the leading run-scorer in IPL 2021.
Ruturaj Gaikwad Biography
At a very young age, Ruturaj knew he was going to play cricket. His parents never forced him to leave cricket to focus on his studies. He did his Primary schooling from St Joseph’s Boys High School, Pune. Later he also went to Lakshmibai Nadgude school.
When he was 13, he joined Varroc Dilip Vengsarkar Academy in Thergaon, Pune. Ruturaj made his Ranji Trophy debut in 2016 and List A debut in February 2017. He continuously performed well in the domestic circuits, whether in India A, B, or Maharashtra. He equaled Virat Kohli’s record of 4 centuries in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 in a single season. In the same year, he smashed 7 sixes in seven balls(one no-ball).
In 2021, Ruturaj made his International Cricket debut against Sri Lanka in a T20 match at R. Premadasa Stadium. Since then he has continuously part of the Indian Squad and in October 2022 his ODI debut against South Africa in Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow.
- Father Name – Dashrath Gaikwad (DRDO employee)
- Mother Name – Sawita Gaikwad (Teacher)
- Date of Birth – 31 January 1997
- Age – 26
- Height – 176cm (approx)
- Ruturaj Gaikwad wife name – Utkarsha Panwar
- Batting style – Right-hand batsman
- Bowling style – Right-arm spinner
- Domestic – Maharashtra
- IPL – CSK
Chennai Super Kings included Ruturaj in the squad for the first time in 2019. Since then Ruturaj has been part of CSK. His continuous performance convinced CSK management to retain him. He opened innings with Shane Watson in the 2019 and 2020 season. After that, he had a consistent partner from New Zealand Devon Convoy. He has been part of 5 IPL seasons but played 4 seasons. He has scored 1797 runs in 52 matches with an average of 39.07 including 1 century. The year 2021 was the highlight year for him as he was the highest run-getter in the tournament. Getting Orange Cap so early in a career must have boosted his confidence.
Ruturaj married his long-time girlfriend Utkarsha Panwar. Utkarsha herself is a Maharashtrian cricketer. She is a Right arm medium pace bowler. She was born on 13 October 1998 in Pune. On 3 June 2023, Ruturaj Gaikwad married Utkarsha in Mumbai.
Ruturaj was Captain of the Indian Cricket Team for the Asian Games 2022 held in Hangzhou, China. India vs Afghanistan final was to be played on 7 October 2023 but due to rain, India was declared as Winner because of higher seeding. Afghanistan defeated Pakistan in the semi-final while India defeated Bangladesh. With this Indian Cricket bagged Gold Medal for the country.
India vs Australia T20 series
Soon after the World Cup 2023, the 5-match T20 series is scheduled with Australia. INDIAN SQUAD – Suryakumar Yadav (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad (vice-captain), Ishan Kishan, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Shivam Dubey, Ravi Bishnoi, Arshdeep Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar.
Shreyas Iyer will join the team after 3 matches as Vice Captain for matches in Raipur and Bengaluru. Do you think Ruturaj Gaikwad is the future Superstar of the Indian Cricket Team? Do let us know in the comments.