MS Dhoni is surely a name of inspiration for the present-day cricketers, who never stop showing their respect for the legendary captain in any situation. In a video that went viral recently, Ruturaj Gaikwad’s fiancee Utkarsh Pawar was seen touching Dhoni’s feet and seeking his blessings. A heartwarming moment was caught on camera at the Narendra Modi Stadium on May 29 when Chennai Super Kings lifted the IPL trophy for a record fifth time after defeating Gujarat Titans in a thrilling final.
Utkarsh, who is also a professional cricketer and represents Maharashtra in the domestic circuit, will marry Ruturaj today.
The IPL final night was nothing less than a fairytale for every member of the Chennai Super Kings family. The scenes from the Chennai dugout were insane after Ravindra Jadeja secured the title with a miraculous finish, making them the most successful franchise of the tournament along with Mumbai Indians.
The CSK squad members were enjoying the victorious moment when Utkarsh Pawar came towards them as well as Ruturaj Dhoni. The Chennai skipper was chatting with the couple when Utkarsh suddenly bent down to touch Dhoni’s feet. Dhoni immediately tried to stop him and then hugged him.
About Utkarsh Pawar, the 24-year-old plays as a right-arm fast bowler for Maharashtra. He last took the field in November 2021 for a home game. So far, Utkarsh has featured in 10 first-glass games for his state and has taken 4 wickets while scoring 41 runs with the bat. She is completing her higher studies at the Institute of Nutrition and Health Sciences (INFS) in Pune.
Ruturaj Gaikwad was all set to leave for England with the Indian team for the World Test Championship (WTC) final starting June 7 at the Oval in London. But the young opener had to pull himself out of the team due to his marriage proceedings. Another talented youngster, Yashasvi Jaiswal was called in to replace Gaikwad.
For Chennai, Ruturaj Gaikwad formed a formidable opening pair with Devon Conway and the pair were the sailors of the ship on several winning occasions. In his 16 appearances this season, Ruturaj has scored 590 runs at a batting average of over 40 and an impressive strike rate of 147.50. He finished seventh in the Orange Cap list, which was topped by Shubman Gill.