Ruturaj Gaikwad – Profile
|Full Name||Ruturaj Dashrat Gaikwad|
|Age||24 years old (born January 31, 1997)|
|Place of Birth||Pune, Maharashtra, India|
|Playing Role||Top-order Batsman|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm off-spin|
|Teams||India, Chennai Super Kings|
Ruturaj Gaikwad is an Indian cricketer who represents the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He made his IPL debut in 2019 for CSK but got limited opportunities that year. He played only 2 games in the 2020 edition of the tournament held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to COVID-19 protocols.
However, Gaikwad was given a consistent run in the team during the latter half of the tournament and he made the most of it by scoring 3 consecutive fifties in the last 3 matches. He finished the season with 204 runs in 6 games at an average of 51.00 and a strike rate of 120.00.
In domestic cricket, he plays for Maharashtra in the Ranji Trophy and has been a consistent performer for them. He has also represented India A in unofficial matches.
Ruturaj Gaikwad made headlines in the 2020 IPL season with his impressive batting performances towards the end of the tournament. He was one of the main reasons behind CSK’s resurgence after a poor start to the season.
- Gaikwad is the first CSK batsman to score 3 consecutive fifties in the IPL.
- He was also the highest run-scorer for CSK in the 2020 IPL season.
Here’s a video of Ruturaj Gaikwad’s fifty against Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2020 IPL season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynjKk7rL3qQ
Ruturaj Gaikwad is active on Instagram with the handle @ruutu.131.