- Ruturaj Gaikwad completes 1000 runs in IPL
- Ruturaj became the fastest Indian to score 1000 runs with Sachin Tendulkar
- Ruturaj becomes fifth batsman to be dismissed for 99 in IPL
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) opener Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 99 runs in 57 balls against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Sunday. During this innings, he also completed his 1000 IPL runs as soon as he scored 23 runs. By doing so in the 31st innings of his 31st match, he equaled master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin also completed his 1000 IPL runs in 31 innings. He has now become the joint fastest player in the league to do so.
Apart from this, he also missed his second IPL century in this innings. Ruturaj hit 6 fours and 6 sixes in his innings of 99 runs but he fell behind from completing his century by one run. With this, he became the fifth batsman in the list of IPL’s desired records. Even before him, there have been four such players who were out for 99 runs.
Players who got out for 99 in IPL
- Virat Kohli vs Delhi
- Prithvi Shaw vs Kolkata
- Ishan Kishan vs RCB
- Chris Gayle vs Pune
- Ruturaj Gaikwad vs Hyderabad
During this innings, Ruturaj Gaikwad shared a partnership of 182 runs for the first wicket with his fellow opener Devon Conway. For Chennai, this was the biggest partnership in IPL history so far. Also, it was the fourth highest opening partnership in the overall IPL.
Best opening partnerships in IPL
- 185 Jonny Bairstow-David Warner (SRH v RCB) 2019
- 184 not out, Gautam Gambhir-Chris Lynn (KKR v Guj Lions)2017
- 183, KL Rahul-Mayank Agarwal (PBKS v RR)2020
- 182, Ruturaj Gaikwad-Devon Conway (CSK v SRH) 2022
Ruturaj got three awards including man of the match for his brilliant innings
A look at Ruturaj’s career
Ruturaj Gaikwad made his debut for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020. He was also the Orange Cap winner in the last season with the most runs. In this season, he has 237 runs in 9 innings which includes two half-centuries. He has so far scored 1076 runs in 31 IPL matches which includes one century and 9 half-centuries. His highest score is 101 runs. He has also played 3 T20 International matches for India.