Ruturaj Gaikwad is currently out of the Indian cricket team set-up after he failed to justify his selection right in the opportunities he got. However, he is making the right noise in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022.
Fans are witnessing the upgraded version of Ruturaj Gaikwad now. He is currently dominating the List-A cricket like a hot knife through butter. Taking his form into account, he might as well make a comeback for the Indian cricket team soon.
Ruturaj Gaikwad has not only led the batting attack by example but also thrived as a captain in the ongoing tournament. Under his captaincy, Maharashtra beat Assam in the semi-final and made it to the finals.
Maharashtra are currently locking horns with the Saurashtra cricket team in the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 final, which is being held at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
It will be quite interesting to see which team will go on to win the trophy this time around. Ruturaj Gaikwad has accumulated 589 runs to his name in the ongoing season including 3 centuries, 1 double century to his name.
The star batsman played the best innings of his cricketing career against the Uttar Pradesh cricket team recently. He smashed a sensational double century and also accomplished a new feat.
Ruturaj Gaikwad says he has seen Yuvraj Singh hit 6 sixes in an over during the World Cup
During the game, Ruturaj Gaikwad scored an unbeaten 220 runs off just 159 balls. He constructed his innings with the help of 10 fours and 16 hits over the fence.
Moreover, he has maintained a pretty impressive strike rate of 138.36. He created a unique feat by becoming the first player to smack 7 sixes in an over. Gaikwad achieved the feat off UP pacer Shiva Singh.
Meanwhile, the right-handed batter added that he has seen Yuvraj Singh smash 6 sixes in an over when he was young during the ICC T20 World Cup 2007.
Yuvraj Singh smashed 6 sixes in an over off Stuart Broad. The incident happened during the game between India and England in the showpiece event in South Africa. In the process, Yuvraj Singh scored a 12-ball half-century, a record which still remains intact.
“After the fifth six, only one person crossed my mind, and that was Yuvraj Singh. I had seen him hit six sixes in an over when I was really young during the World Cup, I wanted to be alongside him, that’s why I wanted to go for the sixth one,” Gaikwad said.
“Was very happy that I was able to hit six sixes. I never thought I would be hitting six sixes in an over. It’s a great pleasure to be alongside his name and to be a part of the hype that’s all around this over,” Gaikwad said while speaking to BCCI.