Ruturaj Gaikwad is well known for his impressive debut performance in IPL 2020. Gaikwad opens for Chennai Super Kings(CSK) in IPL 2020 and becomes the full-time opening batsman for the Yellow franchise.
Born in Pune, Gaikwad made his international debut in the T20 against Sri Lanka under Rahul Dravid(Head coach) and Shikhar Dhawan(C) in July 2021. Check out Ruturaj Gaikwad’s journey to cricket with some of his lesser-known facts.
Ruturaj Gaikwad Biography
|Full Name||Ruturaj Dashrat Gaikwad|
|Date of Birth||January 31, 1997|
|Birth Place||Pune, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Will Update Soon|
|College||Will Update Soon|
|Family||Father – Dashrat Gaikwad|
|Mother – Savita Gaikwad|
|Sister – 1 sister|
|Batting Style||Right Hand Batsman|
|Bowling Style||Right Arm Off Breaker|
|Teams Played||Chennai Super Kings, India A, India B, India Blue, India Emerging Team, India Under-23s, Indian Board President’s XI, Maharastra, Maharashtra Under-16s, Maharashtra Under 19s, Maharastra Under-22s|
|Debut||First Class – Maharashtra vs Jharkhand at Delhi – October 06 – 09, 2016|
|List A – Maharashtra vs H. Pradesh at Cuttack – February 25, 2017|
|T20 – Maharashtra vs Mumbai at Vadodara – February 02, 2017|
|IPL – RR vs CSK at Sharjah – September 22, 2020|
|International Debut||T20I – Sri Lanka vs India at Colombo (RPS) – July 28, 2021|
|ODI – Not Yet|
|Test – Not Yet|
|Favourite Cricketer||Rohit Sharma, Kane Williamson|
Ruturaj Gaikwad Family
- Ruturaj Gaikwad was born on 31 January 1997 and rose through the age-group system of the Maharashtra team.
- Gaikwad is from a Pune-based family that has always valued academics highly.
- His father, Dashrath Gaikwad is a Defence Research Development Officer, and his mother is a teacher at a municipal school.
- None of his cousins, with whom he grew up in a large joint family, played sport.
Ruturaj Gaikwad Career
- Ruturaj made his first-class debut for Maharashtra in the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy on 6 October 2016.
- Gaikwad made his Twenty20 debut for Maharashtra in the 2016–17 Inter-State Twenty-20 Tournament on 2 February 2017.
- He made his List A debut for Maharashtra in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 25 February 2017.
- In October 2018, he was named in India B’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.
- In December 2018, he was named in India’s team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup.
- In June 2019, he scored 187 not out for India A against Sri Lanka A.
- In August 2019, he was named in the India Blue team’s squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy.
- In October 2019, he was named in India B’s squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.
Indian Premier League(IPL)
- Ruturaj’s domestic performances helped him get his first contract in the IPL as Chennai Super Kings bought the youngster for the 2019 season for ₹20 lakh.
- Gaikwad retained by CSK in the IPL 2020 auction and made his IPL debut against Rajasthan Royals at Sharjah on September 22, 2020.
- Notably, Gaikwad scored triple half-centuries in the IPL 2020 though CSK fails to make it to the playoff for the first time in IPL history.
- Ruturaj becomes one of the key players and moreover promoted as the opening batsman for CSK after Shane Watson announced his IPL retirement.
- CSK retained Ruturaj in IPL 2021 Auction and made him as part of the franchise.
- Ruturaj Gaikwad registered his maiden IPL century against Rajasthan Royals on October 2, 2021.
- In June 2021, he was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against Sri Lanka.
- He made his T20I debut on 28 July 2021, for India against Sri Lanka.
- On February 11. 2022, Ruturaj Gaikwad has been included in the Indian T20I squad for the 3 matches WI series as a replacement player for injured KL Rahul.
Lesser Known Facts About Ruturaj Gaikwad
- Ruturaj Gaikwad began his cricketing career at the age of 12 at the Vengsarkar Cricket Academy in Pimpri-Chinchwad in Pune.
- He was India’s second-highest run-scorer in the Cooch Behar Trophy for 2 back to back years.
- Ruturaj Gaikwad loves to play Tennis and Golf in his leisure time.
- Chennai Superkings during the 2019 IPL player auction at his base price of INR 20 Lakhs.
- Gaikwad is a part-time off-spinner as well.
- Gaikwad registered his maiden century in IPL against Rajasthan Royals in just 60 deliveries which include 9 4s and 5 6s.
Ruturaj Gaikwad Career Summary