Ruturaj Gaikwad hit his maiden IPL century: In the 47th match of IPL 2021, Chennai Super Kings opener Ruturaj Gaikwad scored the first century of his IPL career against Rajasthan Royals. He completed the century by hitting a six off the last ball of Chennai’s innings. Gaikwad played an unbeaten 101 off 60 balls. During this, 9 fours and five sixes came off his bat. Let us know which records Gaikwad made in his name.
Gaikwad became the batsman to score more than 50 runs in UAE
This was the fifth time that Gaikwad scored more than 50 runs in the UAE. With this, he became the batsman to score more than 50 runs in UAE for Chennai. Faf du Plessis is at number two in this list. He has done this feat four times.
First player to score 500 runs
Gaikwad has become the first batsman to touch the 500-run mark in IPL 2021. He now has 508 runs in 12 matches. Along with this, he has also won the Orange Cap.
Gaikwad became the youngest batsman to score a century for Chennai
Gaikwad scored a century at the age of 24 years 244 days. He has become the youngest batsman to score a century for Chennai. On the last ball of the 20th over, Gaikwad needed 5 runs for a century. He completed his century by hitting a six off Mustafizur Rahman.
The only player to do so in the second half
Gaikwad has scored more than 30 runs in all his innings so far in the second half of IPL 2021. He is the only player to do so.
Making a splash in UAE
If you look at Gaikwad’s innings in the UAE, it is known that he likes the pitches here. He has scored 65*, 72, 62*, 88*, 38, 40, 45, 63* and 101* runs in his previous innings here.