Ruturaj Gaikwad Marries Long-Term Girlfriend Utkarsha Pawar, CSK Teammates Attend Wedding

Utkarsha is a Pune-born woman cricketer and plays for Maharashtra in the domestic circuit. Ruturaj and Utkarsha would be the rare cricket couples in Indian cricket.


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As per reports, the right-handed batter from Maharashtra tied the knot in the presence of family members and close friends in a traditional Marathi wedding. The images of a glittery wedding of the Indian cricketer started circulating on social media after the newly-wedded couple took the vows.

On June 2, a picture from Ruturaj-Utkarsha’s ‘Mehendi’ ceremony went viral on social media. The right-handed batter – was in action on Monday with his IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings – in the IPL 2023 Final against Gujarat Titans.

Ruturaj Gaikwad Wedding Guests

In the post-wedding pictures circulating on social media, Gaikwad was spotted posing for the cameras with his CSK teammates. CSK all-rounder Shivam Dube attended the wedding of his IPL teammate along with his wife.

Ruturaj and his opening partner from New Zealand, Devon Conway, played a crucial role in their team’s fifth title-winning campaign in the premier domestic T20 competition.

Gaikwad scored 26 off 16 and forged a crucial 74-run partnership off 39 balls with Conway and laid the foundation for a memorable run chase in a rain-hit game. The iconic final took place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad which CSK won by 5 wickets via the DLS method.

Following the IPL, Gaikwad was supposed to travel to the United Kingdom as a reserve batter for the upcoming World Test Championships 2021-2023 Final against Australia at The Oval, starting June 7. Later, BCCI sent Yashasvi Jaiswal as his replacement.

MS Dhoni Not Seen At Ruturaj Gaikwad Wedding

It was speculated that CSK captain MS Dhoni – the former India skipper – might also attend his fellow teammate’s wedding reception but the legendary cricketer was not seen in any of the images circulating on social media.

Dhoni – who went through a successful knee surgery at Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital – must not have been in a state to move from the hospital. CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan confirmed to the media that Dhoni’s surgery went well but the 41-year-old cricketer – who promised to play one more year in the IPL for CSK fans – will take at least a couple of months in rehabilitation.

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