New Delhi. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) opener Ruturaj Gaikwad has returned home after a successful Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) campaign in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In the country, Rituraj was welcomed in a traditional way, which was done by his mother. A video of the welcome of Rituraj of Chennai Super Kings has been shared on social media. In this video, Rituraj reaches his house by car, where his mother is seen welcoming her son by looking at the door itself. This video of Rituraj’s welcome is being liked and commenting a lot by the fans on social media.
24-year-old Rituraj Gaikwad has become the youngest player in IPL history to win the Orange Cap. He finished the 14th season of IPL with 635 runs. Faf du Plessis, the second opener of Chennai Super Kings, was just two runs short of Gaikwad after he was dismissed for 86 runs in 59 balls in the final against Kolkata Knight Riders in the final.
Rituraj Gaikwad had a great performance in the entire season of IPL 2021. On his return home from Dubai, he was warmly welcomed. Apart from CSK, the video of his welcome has also been shared by the fans on social media. Rituraj was welcomed in the traditional Maharashtrian style.
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In the presentation ceremony after the final match of IPL 2021, Rituraj Gaikwad said, “It is a matter of great pleasure to win the Orange Cap and win the IPL. Winning IPL is very satisfying. it feels great. Our last season was not good. Everyone believed by coming here and here we are. When you are performing well, you have confidence in your low-risk shots. You need to make sure you are there till the end.”
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At the same time, former Indian cricketer and current commentator Akash Chopra said that Rituraj Gaikwad has been told today of Chennai Super Kings and tomorrow of India. Aakash Chopra said in a video uploaded on his YouTube channel, “Rituraj Gaikwad is CSK’s today and India’s tomorrow. He has been my favorite player. This is the first time that the same player has received the Orange Cap and Emerging Player awards. He has topped everything.”