Ruturaj Gaikwad Age, Height, Family, Wife, Biography, Girlfriend, Lifestyle, Net Worth, Cricket Stats, Records, IPL

Ruturaj Gaikwad Biography

Indian Cricketer Ruturaj Gaikwad is a star batsman of the current Indian national team, he is a leading captain of the Indian Cricket Team in the Olympics 2023 and won the gold medal. Ruturaj Dasharath Gaikwad (born 31 January 1997) is an Indian international cricketer who plays for the Maharashtra team in domestic cricket and for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

He is a very aggressive and talented batsman. He has shown his class in his batting in the IPL. He is a right-handed batsman and an opener for his IPL team Chennai Super Kings(CSK).

So in this article, you may learn about Ruturaj Gaikwad Age, Height, Family, Wife, Biography, Girlfriend, Lifestyle, Net Worth, Cricket Stats, Records, IPL.

Full NameRuturaj Dashrat Gaikwad
Born31 January 1997
Age26 Years
Place of BirthPune, Maharashtra, India
NicknameRutu, Rocket Raja
BowlingRight arm off break
RelationsUtkarsha Pawar (wife)
Marital StatusMarried
Favourite PlayerMahendra Singh Dhoni
International Informationinformation
National SideIndia (2021-present)
ODI Debut (Cap 246)6 October 2022 vs South Africa
Last ODI22 September 2023 vs Australia
ODI Shirt No.31
T20I Debut (Cap 88)28 July 2021 vs Sri Lanka
Last T20I7 October 2023 vs Afghanistan
T20I Shirt No.31
Domestic TeamMaharashtra
IPL TeamChennai Super Kings

Early Life

Early Life

Ruturaj Gaikwad was born on 31 January 1997, in Pune Maharashtra, India. Currently, he is 27 years old. He is one of the youngest premises in Indian cricket, he started his cricket journey at an early age. From a very tender age, when he was just 5 years old, he showed an immense passion for cricket, and he started playing leather ball cricket.

Not many know that he attended a match between New Zealand and Australia at Pune’s Nehru Stadium in 2003, an experience that heightened his passion for the sport.

He joined the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation’s (PCMC) Varroc Dilip Vengsarkar Academy in Thergaon in Pimpri Chinchwad, Pune at the age of 11, which helped him unlock his full potential.

He applied diligent effort, determination, and perseverance in the game, which saw him rise through the ranks, where he went on to play for Maharashtra U-14 and U-16 teams.

Gaikwad scored 63* (71) against Mumbai’s MIG Cricket club for Varroc Vengsarkar Academy in the Cadence trophy of 2010 and got man of the match.

Gaikwad Family

Ruturaj Gaikwad Family

Ruturaj Gaikwad belongs to a Marathi family who lived in Pune, Maharashtra. His father is Dashrath Gaikwad, who was a Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) employee and his mother Sawita Gaikwad is a teacher in a municipality school. He got married to his girlfriend Utkarsha Pawar on 3 June in Mahabaleshwar. She is an all-rounder, skilled as a right-handed batter and a pacer.

Father:Dashrath Gaikwad
Mother:Sawita Gaikwad
Spouse:Utkarsha Pawar


Gaikwad completed his primary education at St Joseph’s Boys’ High School in Khadki, Pune. He did his high school in Lakashmibai Nadgude School in Pimple Nilakh, Pune. His college studies were pursued at Marathvada Mitra Mandal’s Polytechnic.

Physical Stats

Physical Stats
Heightin cm – 175cm
in meters – 1.75m
in feet & inches – 5′ 9″
Weight75 kg
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack

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Ruturaj Gaikwad Relationship & Girlfriend

Ruturaj Girlfriend/Wife

Gaikwad has a girlfriend named Utkarsha Pawar, who is also a cricketer who has represented Maharashtra in domestic matches. She is an all-rounder, skilled as a right-handed batter and a pacer. Both of them have been in a relationship for a long time.

He got married to his girlfriend Utkarsha Pawar on 3 June in Mahabaleshwar. The ceremony took place at Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar and Gaikwad also shared glimpses of it on social media.

Ruturaj Gaikwad Cricket Career

Ruturaj Gaikwad during a local cricket tournament of his academy

He grabbed the headlines during his U 19 days, courtesy of his consistent performances in the 2014-15 Cooch Behar Trophy, where he finished as the second-highest scorer, accumulating 826 runs in 6 games with three centuries, and a half-century. In the subsequent seasons, he made debut for the Maharashtra cricket team in domestic cricket.

After Gaikwad’s growing interest in cricket built his self-confidence and enthusiasm. He joined Varroc Dilip Vengsarkar Academy’ in Thergaon at the age of 13. After that, in the Cadence Trophy of 2010, he scored 63* (71) against Mumbai’s MIG Cricket club and got a Man of the Match Award.  

After that Gaikwad’s cricket journey continued and became his profession. In 2015 at the Maharashtra Invitational tournament, he scored 306 runs in a match.

He made his first-class debut for Maharashtra in the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy on 6 October 2016 and his Twenty20 debut for Maharashtra in the 2016–17 Inter-State Twenty-20 Tournament on 2 February 2017.

Ruturaj Gaikwad receiving man of the match award for his performance

In June 2019, Ruturaj scored 187 (not out) against Sri Lanka A while he was playing for India A. He received the Man Of the Match Award for his performance in the match.

In 2019, he became a part of the India Blue team’s squad for the 2019-20 Duleep Trophy.

On 28 November 2022, while playing for Maharashtra in the Vijay Hazare Trophy quarter-final against Uttar Pradesh.

He smashed 43 runs in the penultimate over of the innings off the bowling of Shiva Singh. Gaikwad hit 7 consecutive sixes as the fifth ball of the over turned out to be a no-ball, and the free hit also disappeared for six.

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Ruturaj Gaikwad IPL Career

Ruturaj Gaikwad IPL Career

In 2020, he accompanied Chennai Super Kings to the U.A.E for the 2020 Indian Premier League. On arrival, the whole team was tested positive for Covid-19 including Ruturaj.

Gaikwad returned to his practice session on 21 September 2020 after his recovery.

Ruturaj was added to the team in place of Suresh Raina as he had to leave the premier league due to certain personal problems.

He was a big fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and Ruturaj can be seen in the field with him during practices.

Ruturaj with MS Dhoni during IPL practice sessions.

After looking at his talent and class in his batting, Gaikwad was bought by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the player auction for the 2019 Indian Premier League.

On 2 October 2021, Gaikwad scored his first IPL century, with 101 not out against the Rajasthan Royals in the 2021 tournament.

He never forgot the year 2021 IPL tournament when 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 in the 2021 season, Gaikwad was retained by Chennai Super Kings for ₹6 crores ahead of the 2022 IPL auction.

Ruturaj Gaikwad International Cricket career

Ruturaj Gaikwad International Cricket career

After the 2021 IPL tournament, In June 2021, Gaikwad was named in India’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) squads for their series against Sri Lanka. He made his T20 debut against Sri Lanka on 28 July 2021, and he made his ODI debut on 6 October 2022 against South Africa.

Ruturaj Gaikwad Cricket Stats & Records

Batting & Fielding

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Ruturaj Gaikwad Social Media Presence

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Some Unknown facts about Ruturaj Gaikwad

A photo of mehndi designed on Ruturaj Hands
  • His Mehndi ceremony, before his marriage, took place on 1 June 2023 in Mumbai.
  • Ruturaj is married to his longtime girlfriend Utkarsha Pawar on 3 June 2023 who is also a cricketer.
  • He is a big fan of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
  • In his leisure time, Ruturaj Gaikwad likes to play Golf and travel to new places.
  • In July 2023, he was announced to lead India’s team in the Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou China.

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s Networth

Ruturaj Gaikwad Networth

As per the information sourced from various outlets, the CSK star’s net worth is estimated to be around $6 million, which is Rs 36 crore in 2024. His source of income comes from his lucrative IPL contract, match fees from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), and brand endorsements.

Name: Ruturaj Gaikwad
Total Net Worth (2023): $6 million
Net Worth in Indian Rupees: ₹ 36 crore
Monthly Income and Salary: ₹ 50 to 60 lakh
Annual Income and Salary: ₹8 crore

Ruturaj Gaikwad IPL salary

In 2020, Ruturaj Gaikwad was bought by the Chennai Super Kings for a fee of 20 lakh rupees in the 2019 auction. In 2023, Ruturaj Gaikwad will earn 6 crore rupees from the IPL.

Ruturaj Gaikwad brand endorsements:

Ruturaj was a brand ambassador for several brands, including My11Circle, GO Kratos, Mount Road Social, SS Cricket Kits, and Social Offline.

Ruturaj Gaikwad Car Collection

Cricketers who have enjoyed fame and success often view owning a luxury car as a symbol of their accomplishments. Gaikwad, among others, has a penchant for prestigious brands like BMW and Audi, renowned for their luxuriousness, quality, and performance.

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Ruturaj Gaikwad stands as a rising cricket sensation, exemplifying resilience and skill on the field. His elegant strokeplay and unwavering composure underscore his potential to become a batting powerhouse. Gaikwad’s journey from domestic cricket to the international stage reflects his dedication and determination. As he continues to evolve, the cricketing world eagerly anticipates the unfolding chapters of his career, expecting greatness from this promising young talent.

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