IPL 2021 Orange Cap winner Ruturaj Gaikwad gets grand welcome in return to hometown – Watch video

IPL 2021 Orange Cap winner Ruturaj Gaikwad gets grand welcome in return to hometown - Watch video
IPL 2021 Orange Cap winner Ruturaj Gaikwad gets grand welcome in return to hometown - Watch video

IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings talismanic batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad who score over 600 runs in IPL 2021 to help Chennai Super Kings win the trophy and claim the Orange Cap for scoring the most runs in IPL 2021 by a batsman, returned to his hometown in Pune on Sunday. CSK’s official Instagram handle shared a video of Ruturaj Gaikwad being welcomed by his family at his house in Pune. “Mersal Arasan 🔙 Home 💛#WhistlePodu #Yellove 🦁,” CSK wrote in the caption of the video. 

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In the video, Ruturaj can be seen wearing a neon colour cap with a red jacket. As soon as he came out of the car his mom greeted him with Arthi Thali. Gaikwad is from Pune of Maharashtra. His father is Dasharath Gaikwad, he was a defence research development officer. 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 Mehmane’ village in Saswad area of Pune district. 

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Ruturaj Gaikwad’s IPL 2021

CSK’s rising star Gaikwad has become youngest batsman to win Orange Cap in IPL history. He went past Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul to take the pole position with 600+ runs in the IPL season. The 24-year-old broke the previous record held by Australia’s Shaun Marsh, who scored 616 runs in IPL 2008 for Punjab Kings. Marsh was just 25 years old at that time.

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 600+ runs in his only second IPL season for CSK. His sensational batting performance guided MS Dhoni’s CSK to the 9th IPL Final.
  • He stepped up during key phases for the yellow army throughout the tournament and took CSK out of trouble in multiple games.
  • The youngster also shared a number of match-defining opening partnerships with experienced Faf du Plessis throughout the season.
  • Gaikwad, who became the only second player to complete 600 runs in IPL 2021, needed just 23 runs to overtake KL Rahul in IPL 2021 Final.
  • Touted as one of the finds of the season, he announced his arrival in IPL 2021 after smashing 3 fifties in just 6 appearances during the last edition of IPL.