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Ruturaj Gaikwad Biography: Age, Family, Wife, Stats, Achievements, Facts- All Details

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Ruturaj Gaikwad is a cricketer representing India on the international stage, active in domestic cricket for the Maharashtra team, and is a part of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a member of the Chennai Super Kings. In July 2021, he marked his international debut with the India cricket team against Sri Lanka. He secured the top position as the highest run-scorer in the 2021 IPL season. Additionally, he holds the role of captain for the Maharashtra team in both T20 and List A cricket. In this blog, we will look at cricketer Ruturaj Gaikwad stats, family, wife, IPL stats, domestic and international journey, etc.

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Ruturaj Gaikwad Details

Name Ruturaj Gaikwad
Age 26 years
Date of Birth 31 January 1997
Coach Sandeep Chavan
Role  Batsman
Ruturaj Gaikwad cast Marathi Gaikwad
  • Part of both the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy and the 2019–20 Deodhar Trophy.
  • Part of the Indian team for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup.
  • Scored an unbeaten 187 against Sri Lanka A whilst playing for India A.
  • He was called up for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy.
  • He made his international debut for the Indian cricket team in July 2021.
  • He was the top run-scorer in the 2021 IPL tournament.
  • He led Maharashtra team to the Vijay Hazare Trophy final in 2022.
Ruturaj Gaikwad zodiac sign Aquarius
Ruturaj Gaikwad Height 173 c.m
Weight 64 kg
Captain Maharashtra team
Ruturaj Gaikwad Wife Utkarsha Pawar
Ruturaj Gaikwad ranji trophy team Maharashtra
Ruturaj Gaikwad family Dashrath Gaikwad (Father), Sarita Gaikwad (Mother)
Ruturaj Gaikwad Hometown Pune, Maharashtra, India
Ruturaj Gaikwad Networth 36 cr
ODI debut India vs South Africa – 6 October 2022
Test debut Not Yet
T20I Debut 28 July 2021 v Sri Lanka
IPL debut 2020- CSK
batting style Right-hand bat
bowling style Right-arm off-break
team played for Board President XI, Maharashtra, India A, India Blue,India B, Chennai Super Kings, ACC Emerging Asia Team
Ruturaj Gaikwad IPL 2022 auction Price INR 6 crore
Ruturaj Gaikwad IPL Team CSK
Ruturaj Gaikwad average in IPL 39.07
Ruturaj Gaikwad best score in IPL 101*
alma mater St Josephs High School
playing position Opener
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Early Days and life story of Ruturaj Gaikwad

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Pune might just be 150 km away from Mumbai, but it has hardly followed the city of dreams in creating cricket superstars. Kedar Jadhav is the only name that comes to mind. But we might have to add Ruturaj Gaikwad to that list soon.

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Born on 31 January 1997 to Savita and Dashrath Gaikwad. Ruturaj started playing leather ball cricket by the age of 5. Ruturaj went to watch a game between New Zealand and Australia in Pune’s Nehru Stadium in 2003. Watching Brendon McCullum scoop Aussie fast bowlers hooked the six-year-old kid to the sport.

However, promising talent might be, every athlete needs guidance to access their full potential. And that is what Ruturaj got when he joined Vengsarkar Cricket Academy in Pune at the age of 11. He soon moved up to play in Maharashtra U 14 and U16 teams.

The Vengsarkar academy still plays an important role in his development, welcoming him to train whenever he requires.

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“I would like to also thank my academy, Vengsarkar Cricket Academy, which is, located in the PCMC (Pimpri-Chinchwad) area,” Ruturaj says.

“I’ve been there since the last 9-10 years, right since the age of 11. They’ve always been supportive and encouraging. Even today, they oblige whenever I request them to let me practice.”

Ruturaj Gaikwad Batting

Ruturaj Gaikwad grabbed the spotlight in his during his U 19 days, finishing the second-highest scorer in the 2014-15 Cooch Behar Trophy. He scored 826 runs in 6 games with three centuries, and a half-century.

The same season he scored a 522 run partnership in Maharashtra Invitation Tournament in 2015, scoring a triple century in the game. His performances helped him to get selected in the India U 19 probable’s for the 2016 U 19 Cricket World Cup.

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Domestic Career

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Ruturaj made his first-class debut for Maharashtra’s Ranji team in 2016-17, at the age of 19. His Ranji debut was cut short after being hit with Varun Aaron’s delivery in the match against Jharkhand. He had to undergo surgery, resulting in him missing the Ranji season.

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After 8 weeks of recuperation, Ruturaj came back in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, playing just one match. The following season Ruturaj declared his caliber as an ODI opening batsman. The youngster scored 132 off just 110 deliveries against Himachal Pradesh, his maiden List A century.

He was Maharashtra’s best batsman in the tournament with 444 runs in his first 7 matches at an average of 63 – All that is a debut season! Ruturaj became a regular in Maharashtra’s Ranji team for the next season and went on to score 342 runs in 10 games.

However, his limited-overs format game took a slight hit and his form dipped, in comparison to the last season. Failing to convert his starts, Ruturaj scored 330 runs in 7 games in the 2017-18 Vijay Hazare Trophy.

The 2018-19 domestic season was the turning point for Ruturaj, as his performances in both Ranji and Vijay Hazare Trophy opened the doors of India A for the youngster. Ruturaj scored 456 runs in 11 Ranji Games and 365 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

He got an opportunity to play with and against India’s finest after being named in the India B squad for the Deodhar Trophy. Ruturaj failed to capitalize on an opportunity in the first game but played a stylish inning of 60 in the final against India C.

India A, A+

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Ruturaj scored a century against England Lions in January 2019 playing for Board President’s XI. This inning helped him get in India A squad for the very first time in June 2019 for the ODI series against Sri Lanka A.

And boy, did he deliver in his first series with India A! Ruturaj scored 187* off just 136 balls in the first game and followed it with 125* in the second game. The opener scored 470 runs in four innings in the bilateral series at the strike rate of 130!

Despite his extraordinary performance against Sri Lanka, Ruturaj was initially not named for India A’s tour of the West Indies. But, ‘Fortune favors the brave!’ Prithvi Shaw was ruled out with an injury and Ruturaj Gaikwad hopped on the first flight to the Caribbean. This was his first tour with India A.

And we are all aware of his heroics on the Caribbean island. Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 207 runs in four innings at an average of 51. The youngster scored two fifties and missed a century in the last game by just one run.

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Ruturaj Gaikwad International Career

During June 2021, Gaikwad’s name was included in both India’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series versus Sri Lanka. On 28 July 2021, he marked his debut in T20I for India in the match against Sri Lanka. Subsequently, in December 2021, Gaikwad’s name was listed in India’s ODI squad for the series against South Africa. Following this, in January 2022, he was once again chosen for India’s ODI squad, this time for their home series against the West Indies. Moving to June 2022, he achieved his first T20I half-century against South Africa.

Moving forward to July 2022, he received the nod for India’s ODI squad for the away series against the West Indies. Further, in October 2022, he was named in India’s ODI squad for the series against South Africa. On 6 October 2022, he had his ODI debut against South Africa.

Shifting to June 2023, he was designated in India’s Test squad for the series against West Indies. Additionally, in July 2023, he was appointed as India’s T20I Captain for the Asian Games 2023.

Ruturaj Gaikwad Career Stats

  • Batting & Fielding
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 4 4 0 106 71 26.50 145 73.10 0 1 14 0 0 0
T20Is 12 11 1 237 58 23.70 191 124.08 0 2 24 7 7 0
FC 28 47 1 1941 195 42.19 3443 56.37 6 9 238 26 19 0
List A 75 74 5 4121 220* 59.72 4095 100.63 15 17 400 119 20 0
T20s 109 106 9 3528 114 36.37 2599 135.74 3 25 330 133 56 3

Ruturaj Gaikwad 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.

Ruturaj never expected him to be picked.

“After the first round for uncapped players, I switched off the TV and turned on my Playstation,” he says. “My number was 80-odd, and suddenly from 75, it jumped to 110. So I thought my chance was gone.

In IPL Mega Auction 2022, Gaikwad was retained by CSK for 6 cr.

MS Dhoni has even praised the young lads’ tactical awareness, terming him as a sharp cricket mind. During an IPL game against the Kolkata Knight Riders, the then 21-year-old goes to MSD and says:

“Mahi Bhai, Andre Russell doesn’t play the scoop or the paddle. We could have removed the short fine-leg and put a deep square-leg instead.”

His statement was true! Each of Russell’s 5 fours and 3 sixes during his unbeaten 50 innings were hit between the long-off and deep square-leg,’ and not a single behind the wicket.

Although he did not play any games throughout the tournament, Ruturaj won’t be complaining about that after sharing the dressing room with the likes of MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, and Faf du Plessis for almost two months.

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Ruturaj Gaikwad IPL stats

  • Batting & Fielding Stats
Career 52 5 1797 101* 39.07 1326 135.52 1 14 159 73 31 0
2023 16 1 590 92 42.14 400 147.50 0 4 46 30 17 0
2022 14 0 368 99 26.29 291 126.46 0 3 33 14 4 0
2021 16 2 635 101* 45.35 466 136.26 1 4 64 23 6 0
2020 6 2 204 72 51.00 169 120.71 0 3 16 6 4 0

Ruturaj Gaikwad Family

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Ruturaj was born in a family which values academics highly. His father is a Defence Research Development Officer, while his mother teaches in a municipal school. Growing in a joint family, Ruturaj Gaikwad grew up with many cousins, none of whom participated in sports. Despite all of that, Ruturaj’s family played an important role in making him the player he is today.

“My family has been the core of my support system so far in this journey. They’ve been so supportive of my ambitions right since the time I began playing cricket. They’ve never asked me to focus more on studies and less on cricket, even during times that I haven’t been performing with the bat.”

Ruturaj Gaikwad Wife

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Ruturaj Gaikwad, a prominent player of the Chennai Super Kings, recently tied the knot with his fellow cricketer and fiancée, Utkarsha Pawar. Celebrating this joyous occasion, Ruturaj took to Instagram to share enchanting wedding photographs along with heartfelt captions- “From the pitch to the altar, our journey begins!”. 

Unknown Facts

  • 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.
  • He loves to play Tennis and would want to give a go at the sport if not for cricket.
  • Chennai Super Kings during the 2019 IPL player auction at his base price of INR 20 Lakhs.
  • Gaikwad is a part-time off-spinner as well.

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Chinmay Pagar
Chinmay Pagar
I might be a Mechanical Engineer on the paper, but I was a Sports enthusiast since childhood, screaming at the TV watching cricket at the age of 4. Not much excites me other than sports unless it's free pizza. I can watch literally anything remotely related to sports; Cricket, Football, Tennis, F1, Hockey, Athletics, Chess, you name it! And I love to write too, so at the time I'm not watching sports, I'm writing about it. Or eating pizzas, of course.


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