Ruturaj Gaikwad Biography, Age, Height, Centuries, Net Worth, ICC Rankings, Career

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Ruturaj Gaikwad, in full Ruturaj Dashrat Gaikwad (born on 31 January 1997 in Pimpri, Pune, Maharashtra) is an Indian right-hand batter. Ruturaj Gaikwad is a young Indian talent who has the potential to lead the national side in the future. Ruturaj is an aggressive batter who is known for finding gaps in the field and playing accordingly. In the domestic circuit, Ruturaj Gaikwad plays for Maharashtra. He was retained by Chennai Super Kings ahead of the mega auction of TATA IPL 2022 for a whopping amount of 6 crores.

Ruturaj Gaikwad Early Life and Education

Ruturaj Gaikwad started playing cricket at the early age of 12 years. He used to visit Vengsarkar Cricket Academy in Pimpri Chinchwad district in Pune. Ruturaj Gaikwad did his schooling from St. Joseph School. Later, he went to study in Lakshmi Bai Nadgude School in Pimpri district, Pune. His parents never insisted him to focus more on studies and never put any kind of pressure on him. They always knew their son’s talent and believed in him. At the age of 13 in 2010, He scored 63 runs for Vengsarkar Academy in a Cadence Trophy match against Mumbai MIG Cricket Club and helped his team in winning the match. Gaikwad was awarded with Player of the match award. During Maharashtra Invitational Tournament in 2015, Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed 306 runs in a match.

Ruturaj Gaikwad International Debut

Ruturaj Giakwad T20I Debut – 28 July 2021 against Sri Lanka

Ruturaj Gaikwad Career

Ruturaj Gaikwad Domestic Career

After playing some classical knocks for his Club at the district level, Ruturaj Gaikwad was selected in his state team Maharashtra for Ranji Trophy season 2016-17. He made his first class debut in October 2016, at the age of 16 years.

In Inter State T20 Tournament, Ruturaj Gaikwad made his T20 debut for his state team in February 2017.

Ruturaj made his List A debut for Maharashtra in 2016-17 season in Vijay Hazare Trophy Tournament. He smashed 444 runs in just 7 matches and ended the season as the third highest run scorer in the season including 1 century and 3 fifties.

In 2018-19 in the Ranji Trophy season in a match against Chhattisgarh, Ruturaj Gaikwad sored his maiden first-class century. He smashed 108 runs and 76 runs in both innings respectively.

He was picked up to play for India A and India Blue in 2018 and then for India Under 23 team. In October 2019, Gaikwad played for India A in the Deodhar Trophy tournament.

In 2020-21, Ruturaj Gaikwad was appointed as the captain of his state team for Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy tournament. Ruturaj scored 259 runs in 5 matches he played during the season.

In 2021-22, Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed 4 centuries in the Vijay Hazare tournament and made a domestic record. He scored 600 runs in the tournament and ended up as the leading run-scorer of the tournament.

Ruturaj Gaikwad International Career

After showing his class in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy in 2021 and IPL 2021, Ruturaj Gaikwad was picked up in the Indian squad for the ODI and T20I series against Sri Lanka. Ruturaj Gaikwad made his international debut on 28th July 2021 in a T20I match against Sri Lanka. However, he didn’t get a chance to appear in the ODI series.

In December 2021 and January 2022, Ruturaj Gaikwad was again named in the Indian squad for the ODI series against South Africa and then West Indies but didn’t get a chance to appear in playing-11 due to a heavy contest for the opening slot in the Indian limited overs team.

Ruturaj Gaikwad IPL Career

in the auction of 2019 IPL, Ruturaj Gaikwad was bought by Chennai Super Kings for 20 Lakhs. However, he didn’t get a chance to appear in any match during the season.

In 2020, Ruturaj Gaikwad played 6 matches and scored 204 runs with 3 half centuries. This built a confidence in MS Dhoni to select the young lad for next season.

2021 Indian Premier League season turned out to be the career defining point for Ruturaj Gaikwad, he played all 16 matches and smashed 635 runs including a century and 4 half centuries. He ended the season as the leading run scorer of the tournament and played a major role in CSK title win.

Ruturaj Gaikwad was retained by Chennai Super Kings ahead of the mega auction of TATA IPL 2022 for a whopping amount of 6 crores.

Ruturaj Gaikwad Stats

In T20Is, Ruturaj Gaikwad has played 3 matches and scored 39 runs.

In IPL, Ruturaj Gaikwad has played 32 matches and scored 1104 runs with a century and 9 half centuries.

Ruturaj Gaikwad Awards

  • Orange Cap in IPL season 2021.

Ruturaj Gaikwad Family

Ruturaj Gaikwad was born in Pune to Dashrath Gaikwad who is a senior employee in Defense Research Development Organization and Sawita Gaikwad who is a teacher in a school in Pune.

Personal Information

Ruturaj Gaikwad Full Name: Ruturaj Dashrat Giakwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad Nickname: Rutu

Ruturaj Gaikwad Height: 175 cm

Ruturaj Gaikwad Birthplace: Pune, Maharashtra

Ruturaj Gaikwad Date of Birth: 31 January, 1997

Ruturaj Gaikwad Age: 25 years

Ruturaj Gaikwad Nationality: Indian

Ruturaj Gaikwad Religion: Hinduism

Ruturaj Gaikwad School: St. Joseph School

Ruturaj Gaikwad Marital Status: Unmarried

Ruturaj Gaikwad Favorite Cricketer: Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli

Ruturaj Gaikwad Jersey Number: 31

Ruturaj Gaikwad Batting style: Right-hand bat

Ruturaj Gaikwad Favorite Shot: Cover Drive

Ruturaj Gaikwad Hobbies: Watching Movies

Ruturaj Gaikwad Net Worth: $4 Million

FAQs

  1. When did Ruturaj Gaikwad made his International Debut?

Ruturaj Gaikwad made his international debut against Sri Lanka on 28th July 2021 in a T20I match.

2. How many runs Ruturaj Gaikwad has scored in IPL?

In IPL, Ruturaj Gaikwad has played 32 matches and scored 1104 runs with a century and 9 half centuries.

3. How many runs Ruturaj scored in IPL season 2021?

Ruturaj played all 16 matches and smashed 635 runs including a century and 4 half centuries in IPL 2021 and ended up as the leading run scorer in the tournament.

4. Which team bought Ruturaj Gaikwad in IPL?

Ruturaj Gaikwad was bought by Chennai Super Kings in the auction of 2019 IPL for 20 Lakhs.

5. Who is Ruturaj Gaikwad Father?

Ruturaj Gaikwad was born in Pune to Dashrath Gaikwad who is a senior employee in Defense Research Development Organization.

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