The Rise Of Maharashtra Boy Ruturaj Dashrat Gaikwad !

Ruturaj Gaikwad who plays for Maharashtra in domestic cricket and for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. Gaikwad made his international debut for India in July 2021. Ruturaj has been playing cricket since the age of 5 or 6.

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In an interview Gaikwad said that he watched a live match between Australia and New Zealand at the age of six and he loved the way Brendon McCullum battled in that game. At the age of 11 he joined Vengsarkar Cricket Academy. He then started playing for Maharashtra under 16s team and then eventually for the state under 19s team.

Ruturaj Gaikwad made his first-class debut for Maharashtra in the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy on 6 October 2016. Gaikwad made his Twenty20 debut for Maharashtra in the 2016-17 Inter State Twenty20 Tournament on 2 February 2017. He made his List A debut for Maharashtra in the 2016-17 Vijay Hazare Trophy on 25 February 2017.

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Chennai Super Kings picked up Ruturaj Gaikwad in the 2018 IPL auctions prior to IPL 2019. CSK brought him for INR 20 Lakhs. He was the last player to be picked by Chennai Super Kings to complete the squad. Gaikwad did not get any chance to play in 2019 but he was retained by the franchise in 2020.

Gaikwad made his debut for CSK on September 23,2020 against Rajasthan Royals. He was dismissed on the very first ball by Rahul Tewatia on his debut. However, he scored three consecutive half centuries in three matches.

Ruturaj was born on January 31,1997 in Pune, Maharashtra, India. His father Dashrath Gaikwad is a former Defense Research Development officer. His mother Savita Gaikwad is a primary school teacher. Gaikwad also has a sister.   

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