Maharashtra opener Ruturaj Gaikwad bagged IPL 2021 Orange Cap with 635 runs. He was also the leading run-scorer in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, aggregating 603 runs from five matches with 168 as his highest score.
Ruturaj Gaikwad helped Maharashtra beat Chandigarh. But it was not enough as Maharashtra failed to make the Vijay Hazare Trophy knock-outs as they finished third on net-run rate (+0.104).
Ruturaj Gaikwad, who was retained by CSK ahead of IPL 2022, already has three centuries in four Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021 matches and is also the leading run-getter currently. Iyer is second on the table.
Venkatesh Iyer now has 348 runs from four innings at a strike-rate of 138.64 to be second behind Maharashtra 'run machine' Ruturaj Gaikwad in the most runs list of this season's Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Ruturaj Gaikwad has carried his IPL Orange Cap form into the Hazare Trophy with three back-to-back hundreds. But Shikhar Dhawan's struggles have been pronounced with scores of 0, 12, 14, 18.
IPL defending champions Chennai Super Kings are likely to retain MS Dhoni, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and opener Ruturaj Gaikwad for the IPL 2022 auctions.
National selectors have included top IPL 2021 performers in the Indian cricket team for the upcoming T20 series against New Zealand at home.
Both Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra recorded four wins each to finish with 16 points but the former took the top position on the basis of having beaten the latter.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, who was IPL 2021 Orange Cap winner with Chennai Super Kings, slammed his third straight half-century in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Tournament.
The Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy will also act as a perfect platform for all the players before the mega Indian Premier League auctions next year.
The six count went down from 734 to 687 - a decrease of 47 while there were 34 less fours in IPL 2021. Here's a look at the boundaries.
Ruturaj Gaikwad became the youngest player to win the Orange Cap with his 635 runs in IPL 2021.
Chennai Super Kings defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the final to lift the IPL 2021 trophy. It is also their fourth Indian Premier League title.
Chennai Super Kings have found a dependable bowling all-rounder in Shardul Thakur. The Mumbai man will have a big role to play in the IPL 2021 final vs Kolkata Knight Riders.
If Chennai Super Kings have found one consistent batsman in IPL 2021, it has been Pune youngster Ruturaj Gaikwad.
Chennai Super Kings are three-time champions and KKR have won the IPL twice. Both teams did not make the knockouts in IPL 2020.
After losing Faf du Plessis in the first over itself, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Robin Uthappa stitched 110 runs for the second wicket for CSK against DC.
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni reflected on his own batting after playing an unbeaten knock against Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 1 of the IPL 2021.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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