Ruturaj Gaikwad on Sunday became the joint-fastest Indian batter to complete 1000 runs in the Indian Premier League 2022, reaching the landmark in a match against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune.
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batter equalled Sachin Tendulkar, who also reached the mark in 31 innings. Suresh Raina (34 innings), Devdutt Padikkal (35), and Rishabh Pant (35) are a few others who have achieved the feat in quick time.
The 25-year-old struck a blistering 57-ball 99, falling agonisingly short of his second IPL hundred and paired with Devon Conway for a mammoth 182-run opening stand. He eventually cut a slower delivery from T Natarajan straight to Bhuvneshwar Kumar at backward point as Sunrisers Hyderabad drew first blood.