Team India (India vs Sri Lanka) was selected for the tour of Sri Lanka on Thursday. This includes Rituraj Gaikwad from Pimpari Chinchwad.
Pimpri-Chinchwad, June 11: Team India (India vs Sri Lanka) was selected for the tour of Sri Lanka on Thursday. This includes Rituraj Gaikwad from Pimpari Chinchwad. Rituraj Gaikwad is the first player to be selected in Team India from Pimpri-Chinchwad. With hard work and patience, 24-year-old Rituraj has got a chance in Team India. India’s tour of Sri Lanka starts on July 13. Team India will play 3 ODIs and 3 T20s in this tour.
Rituraj Gaikwad’s journey of success is getting better day by day. Earlier this year, Rituraj was given the leadership of the Maharashtra team. He did not do very well in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, but in the IPL (IPL 2021) Rituraj came in form. He scored two fifties this season, as well as with Faf Du Plessis, giving the Chennai Super Kings a good start.
‘I am happy to have been selected for India. Hopefully I will do well internationally. I didn’t think much about whether there would be a selection in the team, but I had those things in my head. Now is the chance, so I will try to do my best for the country, ‘said Rituraj while talking to Indian Express.
Rituraj came to the limelight after scoring three consecutive fifties in the last IPL season, after which his technique was also appreciated. Rituraj took cricket lessons at Dilip Vengsarkar’s academy. Vengsarkar has given valuable advice after Rituraj’s team was selected in India. “This is a golden opportunity for Rituraj to prove himself at the international level. Such opportunities are not easy to get, so he should run a lot and consistently, ‘said Vengsarkar. Vengsarkar also advised Rituraj to score big after a good start and remain calm on the field.