Ruturaj IPL Career

Last Modified Mar 28, 2024 16:10 IST
Ruturaj Gaikwad IPL Career
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A player having a stronghold against any bowling type, with crisp batting shots in his arsenal has become quite a sensation in the IPL. He is none other than Chennai Super Kings captain and opener, Ruturaj Gaikwad. After an astonishing performance in the 2018-19 Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Ruturaj grabbed the attention of one of the most successful franchises in the IPL in the 2019 auction. Still, he made his first appearance for CSK in 2020.

Although he only featured in 6 matches that season, Ruturaj grabbed this opportunity with both hands and scored over 200 runs. Next season, he stepped out in the yellow jersey as a full-time part of the side and went all guns blazing in the next season, smashing 635 runs in 16 games with 1 century and 4 half-centuries. He went on to win the Orange Cap and the Emerging Player of the Season award. He had a massive role in the title-winning run of the Chennai Super Kings in 2021. In the last IPL season, he scored 590 runs and helped his team to win another title.

Ruturaj is a promising player for the 5-time champions and will be a key performer in CSK’s pursuit for another title in the 2024 season as a captain. Here, we look at Ruturaj Gakiwad’s stellar career in the IPL.

IPL Debut year2020
IPL TeamChennai Super Kings
RoleCaptain, Batsman
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleN/A
Current Auction PriceINR 6 Crore
The last IPL Season runs590

Ruturaj Gaikwad IPL Teams from 2020-2023

Ruturaj Gaikwad IPL Career
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27-year-old Ruturaj Gaikwad made his debut in IPL with Chennai Super Kings in 2020. Since his debut, Ruturaj has been opening for the CSK in every season for four years. CSK haven't released him since they bought him first in the auction of 2019 so he has played for only one team in his IPL career.

Year team
2020Chennai Super Kings
2021Chennai Super Kings
2022Chennai Super Kings
2023Chennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad IPL Auction Price

What grabbed the CSK owners’ eyes at the 2019 IPL auction was his batting display in the 2018-19 Mushtaq Ali Trophy where he ended up as the highest-run getter for Maharashtra. The Chennai Super Kings signed him for INR 20 Lakhs. Since then CSK has kept retaining him and also has increased his sgining money from INR 20 lakh to INR 6 crore.

Year PriceTeam
2019INR 20 LakhsChennai Super Kings
2020INR 20 LakhsChennai Super Kings
2021INR 40 LakhsChennai Super Kings
2022INR 6 CroreChennai Super Kings
2023INR 6 CroreChennai Super Kings

Ruturaj Gaikwad IPL Runs & Stats- Year-by-Year

Ruturaj Gaikwad IPL Career
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When Gaikwad finally made it into the IPL in 2019, he scored 204 runs in 6 games in his first season, including 3 fifties. He was backed up by CSK in the next season and went on to score 635 runs, eventually earning him the Orange Cap for his performance. Here, we look at his IPL runs year-wise.

YearMatchesRunsBest ScoreStrike Rate100s50s


Ruturaj Gaikwad Records in IPL

Ruturaj Gaikwad has played four seasons in IPL and has scored over 1700 runs in 52 games. Ruturaj won the orange cap in his second season which also helped his team to clinch the title for the fourth time. Here are some major batting

Ruturaj Gaikwad As Batter

Records Stats
Won the Orange Cap in IPL for CSK2021
9th player to score fastest 1000 runs 31 innings
1st CSK player to score three consecutive fifties65*,72 and 62*

Ruturaj Gaikwad As Captain

FAQs on Ruturaj Gaikwad

When did Ruturaj Gaikwag make his debut in IPL?

Ruturaj Gaikwad played his debut IPL match on 22 September 2020 against Rajasthan Royals. He scored a golden duck in his debut inning for CSK.

What is Ruturaj Gaikwad’s IPL salary?

Ruturaj Gaikwad receives a whooping amount of INR 6 crore per season from Chennai Super Kings.

How many centuries has Ruturaj Gaikwad scored in the IPL?

Ruturaj Gaikwad has smashed only one century in his IPL career which came in 2021.

How many runs did Ruturaj Gaikwad score in IPL?

Ruturaj Gaikwad has scored 1797 IPL runs in 52 games with an average of 39.07.

What is the age of Ruturaj Gaikwad?

As of March 2024, Ruturaj Gaikwad is 27 years old, he was born on 31 January 1997.