Ruturaj Gaikwad Biography, Wiki, Age, Height, Profession, Awards and more

 Ruturaj Gaikwad Biography

Who is Ruturaj Gaikwad?

Ruturaj Gaikwad, a talented cricketer from India, is known for his interesting and risk-free game. A similar game is most preferred in today's modern cricket, it is common for cricketers who play with a fearlessness to gain popularity quickly. Ruturaj Gaikwad is not a miraculous child or an IPL sensation or a player liked on social media, rather, he is a player who has shone on the strength of his hard work and ability.

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Ruturaj Gaikwad Age, Height, Birthday, Parents

Personal Information

Name Ruturaj Gaikwad
BirthDay 31 January 1997
Age 24
Birth Place Pune, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Cricketer
Citizenship India
Parent's Dashrath Gaikwad and Savita Gaikwad
Height 1.75 m
net Worth $1-5 million (2020)

The IPL has given very good players to the Indian cricket team, which includes many big names like, Hardik Pandya, but many players come out of their domestic cricket, one of them is also Ruturaj Gaikwad, so Let's know about the personal life and career of this great player from the beginning.

Ruturaj Gaikwad, this name may be new to you, but this name is not new to the analysts of the cricket world, in the last 3 to 4 years, this player has emerged in everyone's eyes and is attracting everyone with his bat. . Ruturaj is a right-handed opener and he bats like Rohit Sharma, a master of Indian cricket. He is the same player who scored the most runs from his home team in the 2018-19 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Ruturaj Gaikwad's family

He was born on 31 January 1997. His father is Mr. Dasharatha Gaekwad and his mother Savita Gaikwad. Ruturaj was born in a family that gives great importance to education. His father is a Defense Research Development Officer, while his mother teaches in a municipal school. Having grown up in a joint family, Ruturaj grew up with several cousins, none of whom showed any interest in sports. Despite all that, Ruturaj's family has played an important role in making him a good player today.

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Ruturaj started playing leather ball cricket from the age of 5. Ruturaj went to watch the match between New Zealand and Australia at the Pune Nehru Stadium in 2003 when Brendon McCullum was seen scooping the Australian bowler in that match, the scene inspired Ruturaj to cricket a lot.

Every player needs the right guidance to become better and better, which is why Ruturaj also joined Pune Vengsarkar Cricket Academy at the age of 11. Due to this, due to his good cricket, he soon joined the Maharashtra Under-14 and Under-16 teams.

Ruturaj Cricketing Career

He drew a lot of attention to the people during his under-19 days. Ruturaj became the second player in the 2014-15 Cooch Behar Trophy to have scored the most runs in this tournament. He scored 826 runs in 6 matches with three centuries and a half-century. He also scored a triple century in the next tournament, thanks to his consistent performances, he was selected in India's Under-19 team for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

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Ruturaj's performance in the World Cup was nothing special, but he did not give up on this failure and once again proved himself in domestic cricket. He then scored a total of 875 runs in the tournament with 4 centuries and 3 half-centuries in 7 matches in the Cooch Behar Trophy.

Ruturaj domestic cricketing career

Ruturaj made his debut in first-class cricket at the age of 19 for the Ranji team of Maharashtra in 2016-17. His Ranji career was very short as he had to face Chaut during a match and due to this he underwent surgery and as a result, he had to leave the Ranji season.

After 8 weeks of rest, Ruturaj once again appeared on the field in Vijay Hazare Trophy, where he played only one match. The following season, Ruturaj was declared the opener of his team. This young player hit his first century of List-A cricket, scoring 132 runs in 110 balls against the team of Himachal Pradesh. After that Ruturaj became a regular player of the Maharashtra team.

The 2018-19 domestic season proved to be crucial for Ruturaj as his performances in both Ranji and Vijay Hazare Trophy opened the doors for this young player to the India-A team. Ruturaj scored 456 runs in 11 matches of Ranji Trophy and 365 runs in Vijay Hazare Trophy.

In 2019, Ruturaj scored a century while playing for the Board Presidents XI against the England Lions. In this innings, he was included in the India-A team for the first time in June 2019 for the one-day series against Sri Lanka-A.

Justifying his selectors, Ruturaj showed his talent by hitting an unbeaten 187 * run in 136 balls in his first match and 125 * in the second match.

Despite an exceptional performance against Sri Lanka, Ruturaj Gaikwad was not named initially for the India-A tour of the West Indies, but luck always favors Bahadur, and something similar happened with Ruturaj.

Prithvi Shaw was forced out of the team due to injury and Ruturaj made his first tour of the Caribbean in his place.

Ruturaj Gaikwad IPL Career

Ruturaj's domestic cricketing journey in 2018-19 was very good, and given the performance of this same domestic cricket, Ruturaj was bought by Chennai Super Kings for IPL 2019 for his base price of Rs 20 lakhs. Although he did not play a game in the entire tournament, Ruturaj made no complaints after sharing the dressing room with legendary players like MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, and Faf du Plessis for almost two months.

For the IPL 2020, his team Chennai Super Kings built their trust in him and added him to the team, until the writing of this article, Ruturaj Gaikwad has not played any match of IPL 2020, whatever updates we will get in the coming times.