Ajinkya Rahane-Wiki, Date of Birth, Biography
Born: 6 June 1988
Place of Birth: Ashwi KD
He is the son of Sujata Rahane and Madhuka Baburao Rahane. Apurva Rahane is his younger sister, and Shashank Rahane is his younger brother. He got married to Radhika Dhopavkar in 2014. Rahane completed his tenth class from SV Joshi High School, Dombivli. Ajinkya took coaching from former India batsman Pravin Amre.
When Ajinkya Rahane Debuted to International Cricket?
Rahane batted well by scoring two hundred runs when India U-19 team toured New Zealand in 2007. He made his first-class debut in September 2007, for Mumbai against Karachi Urban in the Mohammad Nissar Trophy tournament. Ajinkya made his Test cricket debut on 22 March 2013 against the Australian team in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi. His ODI debut came in 2011 against England when he was chosen as a replacement for opener Virender Sehwag. Here he scored 40 runs at strike-rate of 90.90.
IPL career of Ajinkya Rahane
Earlier, Rahane was in the Mumbai Indians team where he got limited opportunities. Shane Watson from Rajasthan Royals saw him scoring 100 runs in 80 balls in a session in the second innings of a three-day match against Australia A in 2010. So Watson bought him from the Mumbai Indians to open the innings for Rajasthan Royals team.
Rahane has successfully played for Rajasthan Royals under Rahul Dravid‘s mentorship. Ajinkya got fame in IPL 2012 for Rajasthan Royals by hitting a match-winning 98 against Kings XI Punjab. He also scored 103 not out against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He became the first batsman to hit a century in IPL 2012. The Royals team retained Rahane for the 2014 Premier League season.
- He is the fifth Indian Batsman to score centuries in both the innings of a Test match.
- His 8 catches in a Test is the most number of catches in a Test match
- Ajinkya is the first batsman to hit six fours in an over in IPL match. He hit these fours against S Arvind of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
- He has a Joint-Record with five other cricketers for most no. of catches in a T20 match.
Ajinkya is the winner of CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year: 2014-15 award. He also got M A Chidambaram Trophy for best Under-19 cricketer: 2006-07
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