Ruturaj Gaikwad, CSK New Captain replacing Dhoni

Ruturaj Gaikwad, CSK New Captain replacing Dhoni

Ruturaj Gaikwad is an Indian cricketer who has been representing the Maharashtra team for several years now. He caught the attention of Chennai Super Kings in 2018 when they bought him for Rs. 20 lakhs in the IPL auction. Fast forward to 2024, Gaikwad has been given the prestigious role of captaining CSK, taking over from the legendary MS Dhoni.

Ruturaj Gaikwad Age

Ruturaj was born on a Friday, January 31, 1997, in Pune, Maharashtra. At a young age, he started playing cricket and honed his skills at Vengsarkar Cricket Academy in Pimpri-Chinchwad. He is 27 years old. His talent led him to represent Maharashtra and later earn spots in Team India A and Chennai Super Kings. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall.

He married an Indian Cricketer

Ruturaj Gaikwad with his wife and MS Dhoni

Ruturaj and Utkarsha got married on 3 June 2023 after their Mehndi ceremony took place on 1 June 2023. Utkarsha is an allrounder who plays cricket for Maharashtra. Her right arm medium pace bowling is particularly effective in the later stages of the game. She has represented Maharashtra in Cricket.

He started his international career in 2021

Ruturaj made his first appearance in domestic cricket during the 2014-15 season, where he impressed with his runs in the Cooch Behar trophy. Despite being the second-highest scorer of the season, his first-class debut for Maharashtra in the Ranji trophy was delayed due to a finger injury.

Ruturaj Gaikwad began his IPL journey with Chennai Super Kings in 2018 after being bought for Rs. 20 lakh. Despite not getting a chance to play in the 2018 season, CSK retained him for the 2020 season. Gaikwad finally made his debut on September 23, 2020, but unfortunately was declared out on the very first ball he faced against Rajasthan Royals. He played crucial innings in the 2021 season when he made 635 runs as CSK won the title.

Ruturaj Gaikwad Salary

On Day 10 June 2021, he was selected in India’s 19 men’s squad for  T20I series against Sri Lanka. He missed the first match of this series but he played the second T20i match. He made his T20 International debut on July 28, 2021, against Sri Lanka, In his debut match, he scored 21 runs in 18 balls.

His initial salary in IPL was 20 lakhs

Ruturaj Gaikwad started his IPL journey with Chennai Super Kings in 2019 when he was signed for ₹20 lakh at the auction. He was retained for the same amount in 2020 and 2021, keeping his salary consistent. However, in 2022, his salary saw a massive increase as he was bought for 6 crores by CSK. This new salary amount continued to be retained by the team in both 2023 and 2024. He was retained by CSK in 2023 and 2024 at this amount. His net worth is estimated to be around 8 crores.
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