Ruturaj Gaikwad Biography – Ruturaj Gaikwad is a professional Indian Cricketer who represents the Maharashtra Cricket Team in the domestic format and the Chennai Super Kings Franchise at the Indian Premier League. Ruturaj Gaikwad is a Right-Handed Opening batsman who plays sensible and classical cricket with the white and red ball as well.
Ruturaj Gaikwad made his debut for the Indian National Cricket Team against Sri Lanka at the bilateral T-20 International series in July, 2021.
Ruturaj Gaikwad Cricketing Career & Personal Information
Ruturaj Gaikwad was born on 31st January 1997 at Pune City in the state of Maharashtra. His father’s name is Dashrath Gaikwad whereas his mother’s name is Sarita Gaikwad. He was brought up in Pune and also got his professional coaching in the same town.
Age: 24 Years
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 64 kg
School: St. Joseph’s High School, Pune
Early Days of Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad was born in Pune, an urban town that lies 150-km south of the home of cricket in Maharashtra, Mumbai. Pune has excellent infrastructure and facilities to nurture the cricketing skills of a sportsperson. Gaikwad took the advantage and started playing leather ball cricket at a very young age of 5 years.
Every professional cricketer is a result of successful guidance and training. Ruturaj Gaikwad got the breakthrough at the age of 11 as he joined one of the most promising cricket academies in Pune, namely Dilip Vengsarkar Cricket Academy. Since then, it was no looking back for the young lad as he soon represented Maharashtra in U-14 and U-16 levels.
The credit for the development of a talented batsman like Ruturaj Gaikwad will truly be earned by the Vengsarkar Cricket Academy.
Ruturaj Gaikwad Under-19 Stats
The golden days of Ruturaj Gaikwad which helped him grab the spotlight were his phase when he represented Maharashtra in the U-19 team. Gaikwad was the second-highest run-scorer at the 2014-15 Cooch Behar Trophy. Gaikwad amassed a massive 826 runs in just 6 innings with three centuries and a half-century.
Ruturaj Gaikwad performed consistently and soon scored a triple-century against the Vidharbha Cricket Association in a 532-run partnership. His magnificent knock gained the attention of selectors and he was a probable batsman select for India’s U-19 World Cup Team. However, he suffered a major setback as he was not selected for the team.
Despite the major jolt, Gaikwad went on to score another 875 runs in 7 matches at the Cooch Behar Trophy 2015-16.
Ruturaj Gaikwad Domestic Career
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s scintillating performance at the Cooch Behar Trophy helped him to earn a place in Maharashtra’s Ranji Trophy team in 2016. He made his first-class debut against Jharkhand at an age of 19. His Ranji season was cut short as he suffered a blow from Varun Aaron in the very first match. He had to undergo surgery for the same.
Gaikwad made his comeback in the Maharashtra side by participating in the ODI Vijay Hazare Trophy. He proved his caliber as an ODI batsman as he soon scored his maiden List A century against Himachal Pradesh in the following season. Gaikwad was Maharashtra’s best batsman as he gathered 444 runs in just 7 matches.
Following his brilliant batting performance, Gaikwad played as a regular batsman for Maharashtra Team. The 2018-19 season of the Vijay Hazare Trophy was the turning point for Ruturaj Gaikwad as he scored 365 runs to earn a spot in the India A-Team.
Ruturaj Gaikwad India A
Ruturaj Gaikwad had a decorated career with India A. In his debut match against England Lions, Gaikwad scored a century which helped him to bag a spot in India A Team’s series against Sri Lanka. Gaikwad performed magnificently as he scored 470 runs in 3 matches with an average of over 100. Gaikwad then featured in his first overseas tour against West Indies.
In the series against West Indies, Gaikwad scored 207 runs with an average of 51. However, he was the victim of a bunch of openers who wait for an opportunity to play for the national team.
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s International Debut
Ruturaj Gaikwad made his debut against Sri Lanka at the T-20 International bilateral series in July 2021. Gaikwad failed to captivate the opportunity as he scored only 35 runs in the two matches. He played with a strike rate of 125 and has an average of 17.5.
Ruturaj Gaikwad IPL Career
Ruturaj Gaikwad was bought by the Chennai Super Kings Franchise in 2019 for his base price of Rs. 20 Lakh. Since then, there was no looking back for the youngster as he had an average 2020 season but in the 2021 season, he is the highest run-scorer for CSK and received the orange cap for a while. He scored his maiden IPL century against Rajasthan Royals in Abu Dhabi.
Teams Played For
- Indian National Cricket Team
- Maharashtra Cricket Team
- Chennai Super Kings
- India Blue
- India A and India B
Ruturaj Gaikwad Awards & Achievements
- Indian Debut against Sri Lanka, 2021
- ACC Asia’s Emerging Team, 2018
- Deodhar Trophy, 2018-20
Ruturaj Gaikwad Girlfriend
Ruturaj Gaikwad has never revealed the details of his personal life with the media or through his social accounts. However, it is believed that Sayali Sanjeev is his rumored girlfriend. The duo was spotted hanging out in Pune before the second leg of Vivo IPL in UAE.
Who is Sayali Sanjeev?
Sayali Sanjeev is a popular Marathi actor and model who works in the Marathi Industry. She has worked in a couple of television series and several Marathi movies. She gained an appreciation for his performance in Zee Marathi’s TV serial ‘Kaahe Diya Pardes.’
Sayali Sanjeev enjoys a tremendous fan base in Maharashtra as she has a million followers on Instagram.
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s Net Worth
Ruturaj Gaikwad was bought by Chennai Super Kings for his base price of Rs. 20 Lakh in 2019. Since then, he has been subjected to continuous appraisal in his base salary for his exceptional performance at the IPL. Gaikwad also earned quite a lot of monetary benefits while representing his domestic teams of Maharashtra and the List-A Indian team.
Estimated Net Worth: 15 Crores
Gaikwad had an outstanding current IPL season with Chennai Super Kings. Following the IPL mega auction of 2022, Gaikwad will likely be released by the franchise. This means he will probably be bought for a whopping price at the 2022 auction. This will probably double his net worth shortly.
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