Ruturaj Gaikwad is an up-and-coming talent in the country’s domestic cricketing setup. Former Indian captain MS Dhoni thanked him for his keen mind and impeccable knowledge of the game.
Ruturaj Gaikwad was born on January 31, 1997, and climbed through the Maharashtra team’s age groups, eventually making it to the India A side. Gaikwad comes from a Pune-based family that has always put a high priority on education. Dashrath Gaikwad, his father, is a Defence Research Development Officer, and his mother is a municipal school teacher. His cousins, with whom he grew up in a big joint household, did not participate in sports.
At the age of 19, the stylish right-handed batsman made his first-class debut for Maharashtra in the Ranji Trophy 2016-17. Gaikwad was out for a golden duck on his India A debut, soon after his first-class debut, against England Lions in January 2019. It was, though, just a minor blip in an almost perfect season.
187, 125, 94, 84, 74, 3, 85, 20, 99, 187, 125, 94, 84, 74, 3, 85, 20, 99, 187, 125, 94, 84, 74, 3, 85, 20, 99, 187, 125, 94, 84, 74, 3, 85, 20, 99, 187, 125, 94, 84, 74, That’s 677 runs at a strike rate of 116.72 and an average of 112.83.
He was called to India B’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy in October 2018. He was named to India’s squad for the 2018 ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup in December 2018.
Ruturaj’s scores in the List-A circuit attracted the attention of Chennai Super Kings scouts, and he was purchased by the franchise in December 2018 at a base price of INR 20 lakh during the player’s auctions. Despite the fact that he did not play a single match in the 2019 season, the rookie had a steep learning curve adjusting to the CSK camp. For him, the 2020 season is expected to be a watershed moment. When the Maharashtra batsman tested positive for COVID-19, he received a scare. Despite this, the CSK camp is confident that he will be fit for the tournament.