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Ruturaj Gaikwad Biography, Age, Height, Family, Girlfriend, IPL, Stats & Facts

Ruturaj Gaikwad Biography – A batsman from Maharashtra who wants to dominate all formats of cricket!

Family Background:

Ruturaj Gaikwad was born on January 31, 1997, in Pune, Maharashtra, India. His father, Dashrath Gaikwad, is a former Defence Research Development officer.

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Ruturaj Gaikwad’s parents

His mother, Savita Gaikwad, is a primary school teacher. He also has a sister.

Ruturaj Gaikwad Biography:

Ruturaj Gaikwad's Profile:
Personal Life:
Full NameRuturaj Gaikwad
Nickname Rutu
Date of BirthJanuary 31, 1997
Age23 years (in 2020)
NationalityIndian
ReligionHinduism
Zodiac/Sun SignAquarius
Birth PlacePune, Maharashtra, India
SchoolNot known
CollegeNot known
Physical Stats:
Height5ft. 6”
(1.73 m)
(173 cm)
WeightNot known
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Family & Relationships:
Father
Dashrath Gaikwad
MotherSavita Gaikwad
Siblings1 sister
Marital StatusUnmarried
Girlfriend
Utkarsha
Career:
ProfessionCricketer
Playing RoleBatsman
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm offbreak
Major TeamsIndia A, India B, India Under-23s, Maharashtra, Maharashtra Under-22s, Maharashtra Under-19s, Maharashtra Under-16s, Chennai Super Kings.
International
Test Debut
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ODI Debut
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T20I Debut-
First-Class DebutJharkhand vs Maharashtra at Delhi (October 6, 2016)
List-A Debut Himachal Pradesh vs Maharashtra at Cuttack (February 25, 2017)
T-20 DebutMaharashtra vs Mumbai at Vadodara (February 2, 2017)

Cricket Career of Ruturaj Gaikwad:

Ruturaj has been playing cricket since the age of around 5 or 6. Even in an interview, he said, that he watched a live match between Australia and New Zealand at the age of six, and the way Brendon McCullum batted in the game, took him more towards the cricket.

Later, at 11, he joined Vengsarkar Cricket Academy to hone his batting skills. Soon, he started playing for the Maharashtra under-16s team and then eventually for the state’s under-19s team.

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His cricket career was going ‘average’ until the year 2014. As in the 2014-15 Cooch Behar Trophy, he scored 826 runs, including 3 centuries and 1 half-century, at an average of 82.60. Also, he was the second-highest run-scorer of the season.

In the next season of the same trophy, he made 875 runs, including 4 centuries and 3 half-centuries, at an average of 97.22 for Maharashtra, that ultimately helped him to play for the senior Maharashtra cricket team.

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Domestic career:

On October 06, 2016, Gaikwad made his First-Class debut for Maharashtra against Jharkhand in the Ranji Trophy. However, he fractured his finger in the very first innings of the match by a bouncer bowled by Varun Aaron, hence ruled out of the tournament.

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Due to his finger injury, he missed most of the matches and made his comeback after straight six weeks only. Later, on February 02, 2017, he made his T20 debut against Mumbai in the Inter-State Twenty-20 tournament.

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The same month, on February 25, he started his List-A career by playing against Himachal Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. It became his dream-debut, as he scored 132 runs in the match which eventually made his team win the match by 25 runs.

Cricket Stats:

Cricket Stats:
Batting Stats:
First-ClassList-AT20s
Matches215428
Innings365328
Runs13492499843
H.S.129187* 82*
Average38.5449.0033.72
100s/50s4/66/160/6

IPL Career:

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) picked Ruturaj Gaikwad at the 2018 IPL auction prior to IPL 2019. CSK bought him for Rs. 20 lakh. Fun fact – he was the last player picked by the management to complete their squad.

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Gaikwad with MS Dhoni

He didn’t get any chance to play in the tournament. However, he is retained by the team for IPL 2020.

Facts about Ruturaj Gaikwad:

  • He used to be a Mumbai Indians (MI) fan before CSK picked him at the IPL auction.
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Ruturaj with Shreyas Iyer

  • Apart from Maharashtra, he has played for India-A and B teams also.
  • His favorite cricketers are Rohit Sharma and Kane Williamson.
  • If not a cricketer, he would be a Tennis player, as he used to play tennis alongside cricket.
  • He has scored a triple century in the 2015 Maharashtra Invitation Tournament.

Frequently asked questions on Google:


Q1: What is Ruturaj’s jersey number?

Ans: Jersey no. 31.


Q2: Who is the girlfriend of Ruturaj Gaikwad?

Ans: Utkarsha


Q3: What is the height of Ruturaj Gaikwad?

Ans: 5ft. 6” (1.73 m)

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Q4: What is the age of Ruturaj Gaikwad?

Ans: 23 years (in 2020)


Q5: Where is the hometown of Ruturaj Gaikwad?

Ans: Pune, Maharashtra, India


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