Ruturaj Gaikwad, nicknamed Rutu or Rocket Raja, was born on January 31, 1997, in Pune, Maharashtra. His father, Dasharath Gaikwad, worked for the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO), and his mother, Sawita Gaikwad, is a teacher. Ruturaj’s parents never insisted he study more than playing cricket. He grew up in Pargaon Memane village in Saswad, Pune district.
Ruturaj Gaikwad Wife Details
June 3, 2023
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Utkarsha Pawar were in a relationship before getting married. They celebrated their Mehndi ceremony on June 1, 2023, in Mumbai.
Ruturaj got married to his long-time girlfriend Utkarsha Pawar on June 3, 2023, at Mahabaleshwar.
Debut in International Cricket
October 6, 2022
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium
July 28, 2021
Cricket Style and Records
7 Sixes in an over (Vijay Hazare Trophy, November 28, 2022)
He was bought by Chennai Super Kings in December 2018 for the 2019 Indian Premier League.
Ruturaj scored 187* runs against Sri Lanka A in June 2019 and received the Man of the Match award.
Ruturaj Gaikwad started playing for Maharashtra at an early age and debuted in the 2016-17 Ranji Trophy
In November 2022, he smashed 43 runs in one over in the Vijay Hazare Trophy quarter-final.
Ruturaj Salary and Net Worth
Total Net Worth
BCCI Retainer Fee
Rs. 1 crore
Rs. 4 crores
ODI Match Fee
Rs. 6 lakh
Test Match Fee
Rs. 15 lakh
T20I Match Fee
Rs. 3 lakh
Ruturaj started his cricket journey at the Varroc Dilip Vengsarkar Academy in Thergaon at the age of 13. He made his debut for Maharashtra in the 2016–17 Ranji Trophy. Ruturaj’s impressive performance led to his inclusion in various Indian teams, including India A, India B, and India Blue.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bought Ruturaj in 2018. Despite testing positive for COVID-19 in the 2020 season, he returned, replacing Suresh Raina. Ruturaj became a key player, winning the Orange Cap in the 2021 IPL season and contributing to CSK’s victory in the finals.
Ruturaj made his international debut in July 2021 against Sri Lanka. He excelled in various series, including against South Africa, Australia, and Ireland. In the 2022 Asian Games, Ruturaj captained India to a gold medal. He continued to impress, earning the vice-captaincy and leading India to victory in the T20I series against Australia in 2023.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Who is the wife of Ruturaj Gaikwad?
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s wife is Utkarsha Pawar. The couple tied the knot on June 3, 2023.
What is the name of the father of Ruturaj Gaikwad?
The father of Ruturaj Gaikwad is Dasharath Gaikwad, a Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) employee.
Which team is Ruturaj Gaikwad in the Ranji Trophy?
Ruturaj Gaikwad plays for the Maharashtra cricket team in the Ranji Trophy.
Why is Ruturaj Gaikwad at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru?
Ruturaj Gaikwad is at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru due to a complaint of pain in his right wrist after scoring 8 and 0 in the Ranji Trophy game against Hyderabad.
What is the monthly income of Ruturaj Gaikwad?
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s monthly income is not explicitly mentioned. However, it’s known that his IPL income is 6 crores per season.
Who is Ruturaj Gaikwad’s favorite cricketer?
Ruturaj Gaikwad’s favorite cricketer is MS Dhoni. The captain of the Chennai Super Kings played a significant role in Gaikwad’s success.