All About Ruturaj Gaikwad And His Cricket Career

Indian cricket is never short of promising batting talents. One after the other, they have produced magical batters, which kept on coming for them. One of the talented batters from India right now is Ruturaj Gaikwad.

Ruturaj Gaikwad is an outstanding young Indian opener who has made his mark in the last couple of years in IPL, and because of his IPL performances, he made his International debut for India last year in 2021.

He is from Pune, Maharashtra, and he made his first-class debut for Maharashtra in 2016-17 Ranji Trophy on 6 October 2016; he also made his T20 Debby for Maharashtra in 2016-17 interstate twenty 20 tournaments.

The heaps of scores in the list A circuit got the eyes of Chennai Super Kings, and they snapped him in the 2018 auction at his base price of 20 lakh.

 He is a free-stroking opener who believes in playing with fluid and compact techniques. He plays very conventional cricketing shots and doesn’t believe in overhit the ball, and he is very pleasing to the eye.

Personal Information about Ruturaj Gaikwad

Full name    RuturajDashrat Gaikwad
Hometown  Pune
Zodiac SignAquarius
Body MeasurementsChest: 38 Inches Waist: 32 Inches Biceps: 13 Inches  
Marital StatusUnmarried
T20i DebutVs Sri Lanka July 2021
Batting styleRight Handed bat
Weight69 kg
Hair color  Black
Eye colorBlack

Family Background Of Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad was born on 31 January 1997. He is from a Pune-based family with always highly valued Academics, and he has got inspiration from his father, being very, very highly educated. His father is a defense Research Development Officer, and his mother is a teacher at a Municipal school.

Though none of his cousins with whom he grew up in a large joint family played cricket or any other sport, he had the ambition to play cricket outside of his family.

 The name of his girlfriend is Utkarsha.

 All formats Career Summary of Ruturaj Gaikwad:

Domestic Career of Ruturajgaikwad:

He has been that one guy in Domestic Cricket who has performed immensely. He made his first-class debut for Maharashtra in the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy. In 2019 Ranji Trophy scored 108 ( 199) in Pune in 76 ( 170) second innings while opening for Maharashtra. He also won the man of the match in that match.

In the Indian domestic circuit, he has played a lot of cricket for India A, India B, India blue, Maharashtra, and India under 23. He was named in India’s B Squad for the 2018-19 Deodhar trophy.

He scored four centuries in four matches in the Mankade Trophy of 2019.

In the 2021 Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Gaikwad captained Maharashtra and scored 259 runs in 5 matches at an average of 51.80, including three fifties with an explosive strike rate of 150, in that tour.

 International Career of Ruturaj Gaikwad:

The international career of Ruturaj Gaikwad has not adequately begun yet, and yet he had played a few ODI and t20i for India. That was also when India’s B team was picked for a tour as the main team was playing test series in England. He was picked as an opener in that series for both limited-overs formats. He made his t20 debut against Sri Lanka on 28 July 2021.

Since then, he has been the part of India squad for the limited-overs cricket, but because of so many options that selectors have at the top, he cannot get many opportunities.

The selectors have got the options of Rohit Sharma, ShikharDhawan K Rahul, Ishan Kishan, and he is also slotting himself in that backup opener category. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that the Indian cricket team is always blessed with many astonishing top-order batters, especially openers. The young opener comes in and gets himself permanent with the team. It is going to be a challenge for Ruturaj Gaikwad.

IPL Career of Ruturaj Gaikwad:

 If you could talk about the roadmap by which he is selected for the Indian Limited overs circuit, it has to be the IPL.

 Though his domestic cricket numbers are also staggering, his IPL impact was exceptional.

He started his journey of 

IPL in 2019 when Chennai Super Kings picked him

In 2020 again, he was a part of Chennai Super Kings, but he just played a couple of games at the beginning of the tournament where he failed badly, and it thought that he might not be a good choice for T20 cricket. 2020 IPL season for Chennai was a disastrous one, so when they were out of the tournament, they gave him another opportunity in the last three games, which he grabbed with both hands.

He scored three consecutive fifties at the end of the tournament, which ensured that he would get a proper go in the next season of the IPL. Next year, which is 2021, was his best IPL season where he not only scored a century for Chennai, which was his maiden century in IPL but also won the orange cap by scoring 635 runs and the emerging player of the year award.

Achievements of Ruturaj Gaikwad:

  1. He was part of the Indian team for the 2018 ACC emerging team Asia Cup.
  1. He scored an unbeaten 187 against Sri Lanka A whilst playing for India A.
  1. From a base price of 10 lakhs now, Chennai has retained him for six crores for the upcoming IPL season.

Net Worth of Ruturaj Gaikwad:

The net worth of Ruturaj Gaikwad is around 3 million dollars which is about 21 crore Indian rupees is IPL fairy in 2021 was only 20 lakh but his IPL salary for the coming year in 2022 is around six crores.

As a professional cricketer, a significant chunk of his earnings has come from cricket.

Social Media Handles Of Ruturaj Gaikwad

Instagram – 1.1M Followers

Twitter – 147.7K Followers

His Instagram followers are a lot more than his Twitter followers, and he has been quite active on his Instagram account and updates his fans about his personal developments in life.


  1. Is Ruturaj Gaikwad capped player?

He won the Orange Cap for scoring the most runs (635) in the 2021 tournament and was also awarded the Emerging Player of the Year award. After his good performances the in the 2021 season,

  • What is the price of Ruturaj Gaikwad in IPL?

         6 crore INR.

  • Where is Ruturaj Gaikwad from?

Pune, India