Ruturaj Gaikwad, the opener for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), is preparing to get married to his girlfriend Utkarsha Pawar. Despite being named as one of the standby players in India’s squad for the World Test Championship (WTC) final 2023, Gaikwad informed the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) that his wedding is scheduled for June 3, making it challenging for him to join the Indian team before that date.
As a result, Yashasvi Jaiswal was included as the third standby player, alongside Suryakumar Yadav and Mukesh Kumar, in place of Gaikwad. Regarding Gaikwad’s soon-to-be wife, Utkarsha is also a professional cricketer and was featured in pictures shared by the Chennai Super Kings following their victory in the IPL 2023.
Who is Utkarsha Pawar, the girlfriend of Ruturaj Gaikwad?
Utkarsha Amar Pawar, who is coincidentally a cricketer herself, is originally from Pune. She represents the Maharashtra cricket team in domestic matches and is recognized as a right-handed batswoman and a right-arm fast bowler. Born on October 13, 1998, she developed an interest in cricket at the young age of 11. Being actively involved in sports, she made the decision to pursue cricket as a professional career from that point forward.
According to reports, Utkarsha is currently enrolled in her studies at the Institute of Nutrition and Fitness Sciences (INFS) in Pune. In the past, there were strong speculations about Gaikwad’s romantic involvement with actress Sayali Sanjeev, which arose from their interactions on social media. Like many cricketers, their personal lives often become a topic of speculation and interest.
Gaikwad and Utkarsha are scheduled to get married on June 3, and it is said that they have been in a relationship for two years. Utkarsha was seen supporting Gaikwad at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad during the IPL 2023 and they were seen celebrating together after the matches. Gaikwad had an outstanding season in IPL 2023, building on his success from winning the Orange Cap in 2021. As the opener for CSK, he scored an impressive 590 runs in 16 matches, contributing to the team’s title-winning campaign.