“Future star of India” – Twitter erupts after Ruturaj Gaikwad brings up his maiden T20I century

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad. (Image Credits: Instagram)

Indian cricketer Ruturaj Gaikwad etched his name into the record books after he became the first Indian to score a century against Australia in Twenty20 Internationals. The right-handed batter accomplished the feat in the third T20I at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati.

The Maharashtra-born took some time to get hunkered himself at the crease and once he assessed the conditions, he channelled the aggression by scoring runs at a rate of knots, constantly mounting pressure on the Australian bowlers. The Men in Yellow literally ran short of ideas to ruffle his feathers.

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It was Ruturaj Gaikwad’s maiden century in T20Is and the 26-year-old couldn’t be any happier upon his scintillating knock. He scored an unbeaten 123 off just 57 balls, in which he hammered a flurry of 13 fours and 7 maximums, at a strike rate of 215.79.

Team India posted a humongous total of 222 for the loss of three wickets in their quota of 20 overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad received a roaring reception from the crowd after his masterful knock. Gaikwad did announce his arrival in T20Is with his 52-ball century, in what was the icing on the cake.

Ruturaj Gaikwad was dismissed for a diamond duck in the T20I opener but he made a rock-solid statement in the next two games, scoring a fifty and century respectively. Currently, he is the leading run-scorer in the ongoing five-match T20I series with 181 runs at an average of 90.50.

Twitterati reacts to Ruturaj Gaikwad’s batting masterclass against Australia:

https://twitter.com/ajayramblings/status/1729525757016408215
https://twitter.com/ImAshuSingh09/status/1729525357387321543

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Chaithanya Gulapala
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