Chennai Super Kings opener Ruturaj Gaikwad became the joint-fastest Indian in IPL history to score 1000 runs, matching the legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s record.
Ruturaj accomplished this feat during match 46 of the ongoing IPL 2022 between Chennai Super Kings and SunRisers Hyderabad.
IPL 2022 has been one of the poor seasons for CSK so far. They have managed to win just three games out of the nine matches so far.
However, the team was at their best in the recent game against Sunrisers Hyderabad beating them by 13 runs.
The 25-year-old who struggled throughout the first eight games of IPL 2022, was at his best on Sunday smashed 99 runs from 57 balls at the top and missed a ton by a solitary run. Devon Conway also scored unbeaten 85 runs while opening along with him.
Ruturaj made his IPL debut in 2020 and the first two years panned out really good for him. He was the orange cap holder last season. However, this season hasn’t been very good for him but he has shown glimpses of regaining his form with the innings against SRH.
Tendulkar and Gaikwad are followed on the list by Suresh Raina (34 innings), Rishabh Pant (35 innings), and Devdutt Padikkal (35 innings).