Ajinkya Rahane is an Indian cricket player who is also the vice-captain of the India national Test team. The batter hits with his right hand and also plays for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premiere League. He made his debut on the world stage thanks to his great play in domestic tournaments.
Rahane missed a lot of chances early in his career, especially in limited-over games, which hurt his chances in Tests as well. Even though he got off to a slow start, he has shown great skill as a Test batter. He is already being called the new Mr. Dependable and is expected to fill the void in Indian cricket left by Dravid’s retirement. In all forms of the game, he has scored hundreds, but his only T20 hundred was in an IPL game, not an international one.
Nicknames: Jinx, Ajju
Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane is another name for him.
Age: 35 years old, 35-year-old men
Ex-spouse or spouse: Radhika Dhopavkar (M. 2014)
Madhukar Baburao Rahane is his father.
Sujata Rahane is her mother.
5’6″ (168 cm) tall, 5’6″ A male
Growing up and early life
Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane was born in Ashwi KD, Ahmednagar district, on June 6, 1988. His father, Madhukar Baburao Rahane, is a construction engineer at BEST, and his mother is Sujata Rahane. His younger brother Shashank and his younger sister Apurva are his family.
As they couldn’t afford better, his dad took him to a cricket camp in Dombivli when he was seven years old. The field was made of mats. His mother used to walk with his kit bag and younger brother because she couldn’t afford to pay for a taxi every day.
His high school diploma came from SV Joshi High School in Dombivli. He was in the third year of his B.Com study when he was picked for the Indian Test team.
Career at Home
Former India batsman Pravin Amre taught Ajinkya Rahane how to play when he was 17. Rahane got two hundreds on India U-19’s tour of New Zealand in early 2007. This helped him get picked for the Mohammad Nissar Trophy in Pakistan. In his first first-class match, against Karachi Urban in September 2007, he hit 143 runs.
During the 2007–08 season, he got 172 runs against the England Lions. He then played his first Ranji Trophy game for Mumbai and scored 1089 runs to help the team win the title the next year. He got three hundreds in two straight seasons and more than 1000 runs three times. His best first-class score was 265 not out against Hyderabad in the 2009–10 season.
Because he scored 152 runs against Rajasthan in the 2011 Irani Trophy match, he was picked for India’s Test team. He was put on the Indian ODI team for the 2011 tour of England after scoring two centuries in the Emerging Players Tournament in Australia that same year.
- Ajinkya Rahane’s first international game for India was a T20 against England on August 31, 2011, where he scored 50 runs. His next game was an ODI against England on September 3, 2011, also during the NatWest Series. But after a good start, he didn’t do well in the last ODI and T20 matches against England, Sri Lanka, the West Indies, and Pakistan.
- Even though he was picked for the Test against West Indies in November 2011, he didn’t play his first game for 16 months because he did so badly in limited-over games. During this time, he saw seven of his friends play their first Test match.
- His first Test match was on March 22, 2013, against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Shikhar Dhawan was hurt and Gautam Gambhir was sick, so he got to play. Even though he didn’t play well in that match, he was still put on the team for India’s tour of South Africa, where he scored 96 runs off of 157 balls and ended as the third-highest run scorer for India.
- India was down to 156-5 against New Zealand on February 15, 2014. Rahane’s first test hundred helped the team get back on track, but Brendon McCullum’s triple-century won the game for New Zealand.
- In 2014, Rahane took over for Rohit Sharma on India’s tour of England. In the second Test match at Lord’s Cricket Ground, he scored another century to save his team from falling behind by 140 runs to 6.
- Ajinkya Rahane scored his second fifty in the 2013–14 Asia Cup, but he had trouble in the middle order and lost his spot to Rohit even though he had scored two centuries at the top of the order. He didn’t do well in the T20 World Cup, so he wasn’t used in the series against Bangladesh. However, he was made captain of the second-order team for the ODI series against Zimbabwe, which India won 3-0.
- He kept doing well in Tests, and in the 2014–15 Border–Gavaskar Trophy in Australia, he got 399 runs in four games, including a hundred and three fifties. In 2015, he went on India’s tour of Sri Lanka and set a record by taking 8 catches in the first game. In the second game, he got a century and reached his career high of 20th place in the ICC Player Rankings.
- Another record was set when he got hundreds in both innings of the 4th test match of the 2015 Freedom Series against South Africa. The pitch was tough, and most batsmen had a hard time. During the season, he stayed in good shape and moved up to 8th place on the ICC Test Batsmen’s list on August 16, 2016.
- Virat Kohli, India’s usual captain, got hurt in March 2017. He took over as India’s 33rd Test Captain and led the team to victory in a low-scoring game by making contributions in both innings. Even though he made a hundred in Sri Lanka in August 2017, he only managed 17 runs in 5 innings in the return series. He was then dropped from the first two Tests against South Africa in 2018.
Career in IPL
At first, Ajinkya Rahane wasn’t thought to be good enough for IPL T20, and he didn’t get many chances with his first team, Mumbai Indians. But Rahul Dravid, the coach of Rajasthan Royals (RR), let him play opener, which completely changed the way he played. In 2012, he scored the most runs for RR, with scores like a game-winning 98, an unbeaten 103, and 84 off 63 balls.
Achievements and Awards
The ‘Arjuna Award’ was given to Ajinkya Rahane in 2016. In 2006–07, he won the “M. A. Chidambaram Trophy for best Under-19 Cricketer.” In 2014–15, he was named “CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year.”
He’s the fifth Indian batter to get a hundred in each innings of a Test. He has also caught more balls than anyone else in a Test match; he did so eight times against Sri Lanka.
He was the first player in IPL history to hit six fours in one over.
Private Life and Legacy
On September 26, 2014, Ajinkya Rahane married Radhika Dhopavkar. There was a gathering at the MCA where his friends and coworkers from the cricket community were present. They knew each other since they were teenagers, even though they were married against their will.
There was a black-and-white picture of Sachin Tendulkar at Ajinkya Rahane’s first visit to a cricket camp. The owner asked him if he would like to play with Sachin one day. His dad felt bad when he heard his 7-year-old son say “yes,” but he was so proud of him when he did it in 2011.