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Ruturaj as a Chennai Captain under Dhoni

By Prince DachichPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
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Ruturaj Gaikwad (born 31 January 1997) is an Indian cricketer. He made his first-class cricket debut for Maharashtra in the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy on 6 October 2016. While he made his debut for Maharashtra in the Inter State Twenty20 2017 tournament, Made his Twenty20 debut for Maharashtra in February 2017. On 25 February 2017, he made his List A cricket debut for Maharashtra in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2016.

On June 3, famous young cricketer Ruturaj Gaikwad got married. The name of the girl whom Ruturaj Gaikwad married is Utkarsh Pawar. And now Ruturaj Gaikwad's wedding pictures are going viral. You can also see that picture. The marriage of Rituraj and Utkarsha was held in a hotel named 'Le Meridien' in Mahabaleshwar, whose room rent for one day ranges from Rs 17000 to Rs 35000.

In October 2018, he was named in the India B squad for the Deodhar Trophy 2018–19. While in December 2018, he was named in India's squad for the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2018.

While playing for Maharashtra in the 2021 Vijay Hazare Trophy, Rituraj Gaikwad scored four centuries in five innings. [10] In IPL 2021, Rituraj Gaikwad has consistently batted brilliantly and has given a good start to his team. In the final match, he got the orange cap in his name. With this he has also become the youngest player to win the Orange Cap.

IPL 2024: Rituraj Gaikwad ends 5 years of wait, big record broken

In the history of IPL, Chennai Super Kings has become the team whose captain has scored a fifty for the team after the longest gap (5 years). Team captain Ruturaj Gaikwad has ended this long wait of five years by scoring a fifty against Kolkata. Earlier, Mahendra Singh Dhoni had scored fifty in 2019 while being the captain.

All the fans were waiting for the match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders. Because on one side was Gautam Gambhir's Kolkata, which was till now unbeaten due to its brilliant performance. On the other hand, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Chennai was searching for its lost rhythm after a good start. Captain Gaikwad was also struggling with bad form. But everything went good for Chennai in this match. Gaikwad led the team from the front. First Kolkata was restricted to only 137 runs. Then while chasing he scored unbeaten 67 runs and gave an easy victory to Chennai.

CSK captain scored fifty after five years

Actually, after a long wait of five years, a CSK captain has scored a half century for the team. Before this, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja were captaining. But in the last five years neither of them could score fifty. The last time Dhoni scored fifty while being the captain was in the 2019 IPL season. Although Dhoni had made fifty in 2022 also but Jadeja was the captain of the team at that time. Gaikwad has ended this long wait of the team with his fifty.

RCB and PBKS had this record

In the history of IPL, Chennai Super Kings has become the team whose captain has scored a fifty for the team after the longest gap (5 years). Earlier this record was held by two teams Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Punjab Kings (PBKS). From IPL season 2008 to 2012 (4 years), no RCB captain could score fifty. After this, no captain of Punjab failed to do so from IPL season 2016 to 2020 (4 years).Gaikwad expressed his happiness after giving Chennai its third win of this season. He described his innings against KKR as emotional. Recalling the first fifty for Chennai, he said that even when I scored a half century for this team for the first time, Mahi Bhai was standing at the other end.

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