69 Facts About Ajinkya Rahane


Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane was born on 6 June 1988 and is an Indian international cricketer and former vice-captain of Indian team in test format, who has played for Indian cricket team in all formats as a batsman.


Ajinkya Rahane is currently playing for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.


Ajinkya Rahane made his international debut in T20Is against England at Manchester in August 2011.


Ajinkya Rahane was awarded a Grade B contract by the BCCI in March 2022.


Ajinkya Rahane has a younger brother and sister, Shashank and Apurva Rahane.


At the age of seven, Madhukar Ajinkya Rahane took Ajinkya Rahane to a small coaching camp with a matting wicket in Dombivli, as they could not afford proper coaching.


Ajinkya Rahane cleared his Secondary School Certificate from SV Joshi High School, Dombivli.

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Ajinkya Rahane married Radhika Dhopavkar, his childhood friend, on 26 September 2014.


Ajinkya Rahane had performed well when India U-19 toured New Zealand in early 2007, with two centuries.


Ajinkya Rahane was picked for the Mohammad Nissar Trophy in Pakistan.


Ajinkya Rahane made his first-class debut, at the age of 19, for Mumbai against Karachi Urban in the Mohammad Nissar Trophy in September 2007, at Karachi, when most of the first-choice Mumbai players were unavailable for various reasons.


Ajinkya Rahane was picked for the Irani Trophy match against Rest of India.


Ajinkya Rahane, with 100089 runs in his second Ranji season, was a crucial factor in Mumbai's 38th title win.


Ajinkya Rahane surpassed 1000 runs in three separate seasons, and scoring 152 in the 2011 Irani Trophy match against Rajasthan helped him get selected for India's Test squad.


Ajinkya Rahane made his List A debut for Mumbai against Delhi for the Vijay Hazare Trophy in March 2007.


Ajinkya Rahane contributed 61 runs to a 171-run partnership with former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer.


Rahane progressed through the Mumbai ranks and had been a part of the Indian U-19 team and the India A Rahane had turned out for India Blue and India Green in the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy.


Ajinkya Rahane led the team to the final and played a crucial knock of 144* in the final to win the title.


Ajinkya Rahane was selected in the Test squad to play against West Indies in November 2011.


Ajinkya Rahane was taken in the squad for 16 months and in his presence, he saw seven players make their debuts.


Ajinkya Rahane made his Test debut on 22 March 2013 against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi.


Ajinkya Rahane was handed his India Test cap which brought an end to a lean patch for Mumbai, who had not produced a Test player for India since May 2007.


Ajinkya Rahane finished as India's third-highest run-getter in the series, but he was in the most precarious position of all before the series began.


Ajinkya Rahane made his first Test ton at Basin Reserve, Wellington, New Zealand on 15 February 2014 against New Zealand.


India were in a difficult position when Ajinkya Rahane came to the crease at 156 for five and by the time he departed with 118 India were in a match-winning position ruined by Brendon McCullum's famous triple-century.

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Ajinkya Rahane played in the Investec Test Series in England.


Ajinkya Rahane justified his selection by making his second century at the second Test match at Lord's Cricket Ground.


Ajinkya Rahane was supported by Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who scored a valuable 36, besides putting on 90 runs for the eighth wicket.


On 16 August 2016, Ajinkya Rahane achieved his career best test batsmen's ranking of No 8.


On 25 March 2017, Ajinkya Rahane became India's 33rd Test Captain when he led the team in the 4th test against Australia in Dharamsala due to an injury to Virat Kohli.


Ajinkya Rahane scored 46 runs in his first innings and quick 37 Runs in 2nd innings as India's Test captain.


Ajinkya Rahane scored a century in Sri Lanka in August 2017.


Ajinkya Rahane led the Indian Team in the test match against Afghanistan national cricket team in the absence of Virat Kohli in 2018.


On 15 November 2019, in the first innings of the first test match against Bangladesh, Ajinkya Rahane hit 86 off 172 deliveries, crossing the boundary 9 times.


Ajinkya Rahane was selected in the Test eleven for a 2 match series against New Zealand in February 2020, but like the rest of the team, his batting performance was not up to the mark.


Ajinkya Rahane finished the series as the third highest run getter with 268 runs at an average of 38.28.


Ajinkya Rahane received high praise from the critics and pundits for his captaincy and leading India to one of their greatest Test series win despite losing out on many of the first team players due to injury and bouncing back strongly after the first Test defeat.


Ajinkya Rahane was appointed as the captain of the Indian team for the first Test against New Zealand in November 2021, as Kohli had been rested.


Ajinkya Rahane has captained in 6 Tests, out of which 4 won and 2 drawn.


Ajinkya Rahane made his debut against England at Chester-le-Street as a replacement for opener Virender Sehwag.


Ajinkya Rahane did well in his maiden international series, against England in England, and in the return series.


Ajinkya Rahane made a 47 ball 54 on his second match of the latter tour.


Ajinkya Rahane failed to impress in his next few limited over matches against West Indies, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and England.


Ajinkya Rahane showed signs of comfort at the top of the order with rapid centuries against England and Sri Lanka, but Rohit Sharma's second ODI double-century followed by a big hundred against Australia at the MCG pushed Rahane back to the middle order.


T20s In the ICC Cricket World Cup followed, Ajinkya Rahane only managed to score 208 runs from 8 matches, with an average of 34.66.

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Ajinkya Rahane was dropped by Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the second ODI against Bangladesh but after the series, he was appointed as captain of India for its tour of Zimbabwe for ODIs and T20Is in 2015 when a second string squad was selected.


Ajinkya Rahane made his international debut for India in a Twenty20 International against England at Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Manchester in August 2011.


Ajinkya Rahane scored a half-century on this match against an England attack comprising Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan.


Ajinkya Rahane was part of Indian team make it to the final of 2014 World T20.


Ajinkya Rahane gave India a good start in the semi-final scoring 32 runs as India went on to win the Match.


Ajinkya Rahane captained India in the two Twenty20 International against Zimbabwe, winning the first and losing the second match.


Ajinkya Rahane scored 33 and 4 runs in those matches.


Ajinkya Rahane has scored 12 centuries in Test matches and three in ODIs.


Ajinkya Rahane was bought by Rajasthan Royals for the 2012 Indian Premier League.


Ajinkya Rahane had a successful stint with Rajasthan Royals, playing under Rahul Dravid's mentorship.


Ajinkya Rahane rose to prominence in the 2012 IPL for Rajasthan Royals.


Ajinkya Rahane hit a match-winning 98 in his first game of IPL 2012 against Kings XI Punjab and followed that up with an unbeaten 103 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.


Ajinkya Rahane was retained by the Royals for the 2014 Premier League season.


Ajinkya Rahane had played for Rising Pune Supergiant in the 2016 and 2017 seasons when Rajasthan Royals were banned from the IPL for two years.


Ajinkya Rahane was the leading run-scorer for RPS in the 2016 season.


Ajinkya Rahane had led RPS in a match against the Delhi Daredevils in the 2017 season when RPS captain Steve Smith missed out due to food poisoning.


In 2018, Ajinkya Rahane was brought back for Rs 4 crore by Rajasthan Royals by using a Right-to-Match card.


In 2012, Ajinkya Rahane came in limelight when he scored a magnificent century in IPL.


Ajinkya Rahane is no longer included in India's ODI and T20I squads for international matches because of this reason.


In November 2019, Ajinkya Rahane was transferred from Rajasthan Royals to Delhi Capitals ahead of the 2020 Indian Premier League.

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However, Ajinkya Rahane was barely included in any match for the 2021 season after some bad innings in the 2020 season.


Ajinkya Rahane is bought by Chennai Super Kings to play in the IPL 2023 season for INR.


Ajinkya Rahane was ranked sixth in The Times of India's Top 20 Most Desirable Men of Maharashtra in 2018.


Ajinkya Rahane was ranked seventeenth in The Times of India's Top 20 Most Desirable Men of Maharashtra in 2020.