Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Dashrat Gaikwad (born 31 January 1997) is an Indian cricketer who plays for Maharashtra in domestic cricket and for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He made his international debut for the India cricket team in July 2021.[1][2] He was the leading run-scorer in the 2021 Indian Premier League tournament.[3]

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Personal information
Full nameRuturaj Dashrat Gaikwad
Born (1997-01-31) 31 January 1997 (age 24)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
RoleTop order batsman
International information
National side
T20I debut (cap 88)28 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
Last T20I29 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
2020–presentChennai Super Kings
Career statistics
Competition T20I FC LA T20
Matches 2 21 59 53
Runs scored 35 1,349 2,681 1,684
Batting average 17.50 38.54 47.87 36.60
100s/50s 0/0 4/6 7/16 1/12
Top score 21 129 187* 101*
Catches/stumpings 1/– 14/0 16/0 24/0
Source: Cricinfo, 25 October 2021

Early life

Ruturaj Gaikwad is from Pune, Maharashtra. His father is Dashrath Gaikwad, who was a defence research development officer. His mother Sawita Gaikwad is a teacher in a municipality school. According to Gaikwad his parents never insisted him to study more and play less Cricket. Gaikwad's native village is 'Pargaon Mehmane' village in Saswad area of Pune district, Maharastra.[4]

Domestic career

Gaikwad at the age of 13 joined the Varroc Vengsarkar Cricket Academy in Pimpri Chinchwad in Pune.[5]

He did his first-class debut for Maharashtra in the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy on 6 October 2016.[6] He made his Twenty20 debut for Maharashtra in the 2016–17 Inter State Twenty-20 Tournament on 2 February 2017.[7] In 2019 Ranji trophy season, he scored 108 (199) in first inning and 76 (170) in Pune in second inning, while opening for Maharashtra Cricket team versus Chhattisgarh. He became man of the match in this match.[8] He made his List A debut for Maharashtra in the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 25 February 2017.[9]

In Indian domestic cricket structure he played for India A, India B, India Blue, Maharashtra, IPL team Chennai Super Kings and India Under 23.[10] In October 2018, Gaikwad was named in India B's squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy.[11] In December 2018, he was named in India's team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup.[12] In June 2019, he scored 187 not out for India A against Sri Lanka A.[13] In August 2019, he was named in the India Blue team's squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy.[14][15] In October 2019, he was named in India B's squad for the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.[16]

Indian Premier League

In December 2018, Gaikwad was bought by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League.[17][18]

On 2 October 2021, Gaikwad scored his first IPL century, with 101 not out against the Rajasthan Royals in the 2021 tournament.[19] On 15 October, Chennai Super Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the finals with Gaikwad contributing to CSK's total by scoring 32 runs off 27 balls. He won the Orange Cap for scoring the most runs (635) in the 2021 tournament and was also awarded the Emerging Player of the Year award.[20]

International career

In June 2021, Gaikwad was named in India's One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against Sri Lanka.[21] He made his T20I debut on 28 July 2021, for India against Sri Lanka.[22]


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  20. ^ "IPL 2021 Awards: Ruturaj Gaikwad wins Orange Cap, Rahul awarded for most sixes - Here's the full list of winners". Hindustan Times. 16 October 2021. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  21. ^ "Shikhar Dhawan to captain India on limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  22. ^ "2nd T20I (N), Colombo (RPS), Jul 28 2021, India tour of Sri Lanka". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 July 2021.

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