Ruturaj Gaikwad married Utkarsha Pawar©Instagram
India and Chennai Super Kings batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad tied the wedding knot with his long-term girlfriend Utkarsha Pawar on Saturday. Gaikwad, who had a brilliant 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) season for Chennai Super Kings, played a vital role in the team’s 5th title. After the season ended, the young opener would join the Indian team as a standby player for the World Test Championship finals. But he pulled out of the 5-day event to get married.
Gaikwad shared the adorable pictures of the wedding ceremony on social media. Here are a few:
Like Gaikwad, Utakarsha is also a cricketer from Maharashtra. She was recently spotted accompanying Ruturaj at CSK’s title celebrations in Ahmedabad after the franchise defeated Gujarat Titans to take the IPL title for the record-tying 5th time.
CSK players who attended Gaikwad’s wedding ceremony included Shivam Dube and Prashant Solanki.
Some of the other famous cricketers like Shikhar Dhawan, Rashid Khan, Shreyas Iyer and Umran Malik greeted the newly married couple on social media.
Ruturaj was one of the stars of the IPL 2023 campaign, making key partnerships with fellow opener Devon Conway. In 16 games, Gaikwad scored 590 points at an average of 42.14. He also scored four half-centuries in the tournament, with a best score of 92.
In his IPL career since debuting for CSK since 2019, he has scored 1,797 runs at an average of 39.07 and a strike rate of 135.52. He has scored a century and 14 fifties, with a best score of 101*.
He played 9 T20Is for India in which he scored 135 runs with a fifty. He also represented India in one ODI in which he scored 19 runs.
With ANI inputs
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