Ruturaj Dashrat Gaikwad Profile
Born on 31st January 1997, Ruturaj Gaikwad is an Indian domestic cricketer who plays for Maharashtra. Gaikwad has never failed to impress since making his first-class debut at the age of 19 in 2016.
Gaikwad made headlines when he scored 444 runs from only seven matches at a commendable average of 63.42 with three half-centuries and a century in the Vijay Hazare 2016-17 season and was the third-highest run-getter in the tournament. In July 2019, playing for India A, Gaikwad amassed 677 runs with an average of 112.83 in the series against Sri Lanka A and West Indies A in 8 matches and then he scored 154 runs against New Zealand A in 3 matches that were held in January 2020.
Gaikwad's performances have not quite been noticed, but he's been consistently scoring runs for India A and waiting for a call-up for the national team. He was bought by Chennai based franchise in the Indian T20 League 2019 but could not get a chance to play. With Raina withdrawing his name from the 2020 edition, he's supposed to be one of the front-runners to fill in the big shoes.