Ruturaj Gaikwad is a young Indian cricketer who has been making waves in the Indian cricketing scene. Born on January 31, 1997, in Pune, Maharashtra, Ruturaj started playing cricket at a young age and has been working hard to make his mark in the sport.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Age, Nickname, Batting Style & Bowling Style
|Born||January 31, 1997|
|Age||26 years 28 days|
|Teams||Maharashtra, India Blue,|
|India A, India B, India U23,|
|Chennai Super Kings, India,|
|Bat Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowl Style||Right-arm offbreak|
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Early Life and Career of Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad started playing cricket when he was just 7 years old. He was coached by his father, who was also a cricket player, and started playing for the Maharashtra Under-16 team when he was just 13 years old. He continued to play for the Maharashtra Under-19 and Under-23 teams, and made his first-class debut for Maharashtra in the 2016-17 season of the Ranji Trophy.
In the following years, Ruturaj Gaikwad continued to play domestic cricket for Maharashtra and also represented India at the Under-23 level. He impressed with his performances and was eventually picked up by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL).
Ruturaj Gaikwad IPL Career
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s first season with the Chennai Super Kings didn’t go as planned as he struggled to make an impact. However, he was given another chance in the 2020 IPL season and he grabbed it with both hands. He scored three consecutive fifties in the last three games of the season, helping CSK win all three matches. He ended the season with 204 runs at an average of 51.00 and a strike rate of 120.71.
In the 2021 IPL season, Ruturaj Gaikwad continued his good form and finished as the leading run-scorer for CSK with 635 runs in 16 matches at an average of 35.27 and a strike rate of 139.06. He also scored his maiden IPL century in a match against the Mumbai Indians, finishing with an unbeaten 88-ball 132.
Ruturaj Gaikwad made his international debut for India in a One Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka in July 2021. He scored 21 runs in his debut match and has played one more ODI since then.
Style of Play
Ruturaj Gaikwad is a right-handed batsman who is known for his stylish strokeplay and ability to play both spin and pace bowling with ease. He is also an excellent fielder and can contribute with his off-break bowling as well.
Ruturaj Gaikwad has shown tremendous potential in his young career so far, and with his impressive performances in domestic cricket and the IPL, he has earned his place in the Indian team. He is still young and has a long career ahead of him, and if he continues to work hard and improve his game, he has the potential to become one of the top cricketers in the world.