Ruturaj Gaikwad (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Ruturaj Gaikwad (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Who is Ruturaj Gaikwad?

Ruturaj Gaikwad is an Indian international cricketer who captains the Maharashtra cricket team in the T20, List A format and the current captain of Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. He made his international debut for the India cricket team in July 2021 against Sri Lanka. He was the captain of the India squad which won the gold medal at the 2022 Asian Games. He was the leading run-scorer in the 2021 IPL season. He is captain of the Maharashtra team in T20 and List A cricket. He recently smashed a century against Lucknow Supergiants in IPL 2024.


Full NameRuturaj Dashrath Gaikwad
Date of Birth31 January 1997
Place of BirthPune, Maharashtra
Age (as of 2024)27
FatherDashrath Gaikwad
MotherSawita Gaikwad
SpouseUtkarsha Pawar
Alma Mater St Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Lakashmibai Nadgude School and Marathvada Mitra Mandal’s Polytechnic.
Known forHis amazing stroke play and his leadership skills.
ResidencePune, Maharastra, India
Hair ColourBlack
Eye ColourBlack
Zodiac SignAquarius

Early life

Ruturaj is from Pune, Maharashtra. His father is Dashrath Gaikwad, who was a Defence Research Development Organisation’s (DRDO) employee. His mother Sawita Gaikwad is a teacher in a municipality school. According to Gaikwad his parents never insisted him to study more and play less Cricket. Gaikwad’s native village is Pargaon Memane village in Saswad area of Pune district, Maharashtra. His mother tongue is Marathi.


At 13, Gaikwad joined the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation’s Varroc Dilip Vengsarkar Academy in Pune. He made his first-class debut for Maharashtra in the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy and made his Twenty20 debut in the 2016–17 Inter State Twenty-20 Tournament. He made his List A debut In the 2016–17 Vijay Hazare Trophy, scoring 444 runs with a 63.42 average in seven matches. Gaikwad played for India A, India B, India Blue, Maharashtra, and India U-23 in Indian domestic cricket. He was named in India B’s squad for the 2018–19 Deodhar Trophy, ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup, and Mandke trophy. In the 2021 Mushtaq Ali trophy, he scored 259 runs and equalled Virat Kohli’s record of scoring maximum hundreds in a single Vijay Hazare tournament. In November 2022, Gaikwad became the first batter to hit seven sixes in an over and holds the record for the most centuries by any player in Vijay Hazare Trophy history. Gaikwad made his T20I debut in July 2021 against Sri Lanka and made his ODI debut in December 2021 against South Africa. He scored his maiden T20I half-century against South Africa in June 2022. In June 2023, he was named as India’s vice-captain for the series against Ireland and scored his maiden half-century in September 2023 against Australia. Gaikwad was also named India’s T20I Captain for the 2022 Asian Games, leading India to win the gold medal. In November 2023, he was named vice-captain for the first three matches of the T20I series against Australia. Gaikwad became the ninth Indian batter to score a T20I century, the second highest by any Indian in the T20I format. After his good performances in the 2021 season, Gaikwad was retained by Chennai Super Kings for ₹6 crores ahead of the 2022 IPL auction. On March 21, 2024, Chennai Super Kings announced the appointment of Gaikwad as their captain. This decision followed the resignation of Mahendra Singh Dhoni from the captaincy role, a position he held for a remarkable 14 seasons. Dhoni’s decision to step down occurred on the eve of the 17th IPL season, marking a significant transition in leadership for the franchise. Gaikwad’s appointment as captain positioned him as the fourth individual to assume this prestigious role for the Chennai Super Kings.


He did his primary schooling from St Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Pune in Khadki. He studied in Lakashmibai Nadgude school in Pimple Nilakh, Pune. He did college studies from Marathvada Mitra Mandal’s Polytechnic.

Family and Affairs

On 3 June 2023, married his long-time girlfriend Utkarsha Pawar at Mahabaleshwar.


Ruturaj Gaikwad has the height of 5’9 inches, he has black coloured hairs and black coloured eyes.


He has hit 7 sixes in an over in Vijay Hazare Trophy in November 2022.

Money Factor

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Trivia & Fact

  • His wife Utkarsha Pawar is also a professional cricketer.

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