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Ruturaj Gaikwad created history: First CSK captain to score 500 runs

By Ravi - May 2, 2024 - Last updated on May 02, 2024 03:11 PM
Ruturaj Gaikwad created history: First CSK captain to score 500 runs

Ruturaj Gaikwad created history: Became the first captain of CSK to score 500 runs

Ruturaj Gaikwad now has 509 runs in IPL 2024. In this way, he has become the first Chennai Super Kings captain to score 500 runs in a season in IPL. In fact. Gaikwad also surpassed MS Dhoni's tally of 461 runs in IPL 2013 and became the highest run-scorer in a single IPL season as CSK captain.

The big news coming out from the first innings was that MS Dhoni was out for the first time in IPL 2024.

Ruturaj Gaikwad runs in IPL 2024

ruturaj gaikwad

Chennai Super Kings take on Punjab Kings in a high voltage IPL 2024 match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. PBKS won the toss and elected to bowl first and CSK fans were eagerly hoping that their in-form captain Ruturaj Gaikwad would make some impact for them and he did just that. He scored his fourth half-century in IPL 2024 and scored 62 off 48 balls, top-scoring for the team and helping them reach a respectable total of 162 in 20 overs. In the process, he became the first player in IPL history to make a major record.

Ruturaj Gaikwad broke MS Dhoni record

MS Dhoni

With this century, Ruturaj Gaikwad now has 509 runs in IPL 2024. In this way, he has become the first Chennai Super Kings captain to score 500 runs in a season in IPL. Gaikwad also surpassed MS Dhoni's tally of 461 runs in IPL 2013 and became the highest run-scorer in a single IPL season as CSK captain.

Most runs in IPL season as CSK captain

CaptainRunsSeason
Ruturaj Gaikwad5092024
MS Dhoni4612013
MS Dhoni4552018
MS Dhoni4192019

IPL 2024 Orange Cap

Gaikwad became the second player after Virat Kohli to break the 500-run mark in IPL 2024. He has won the Orange Cap by defeating Kohli. If he wins the Orange Cap by the end of the season, he will become the first CSK captain to win the prestigious award for scoring most runs in an IPL season. He will become the first CSK player to win the IPL Orange Cap twice.

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