Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane, born on June 6, 1988, is an Indian cricketer who has represented the Indian national team in various formats of the game. He has held the position of captain and is currently the vice-captain of the Indian Test team. In domestic cricket, he leads the Mumbai team in the Ranji Trophy. Additionally, Rahane is a part of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL.
|Born||6 June 1988 (age 35)|
Ashwi KD, Maharashtra
|Bowling||Right arm medium|
|Test debut (cap 278)||22 March 2013 v Australia|
|Last Test||07 June 2023 v Australia|
|ODI debut (cap 191)||3 September 2011 v England|
|Last ODI||16 February 2018 v South Africa|
|ODI shirt no.||27|
|T20I debut (cap 39)||31 August 2011 v England|
|Last T20I||28 August 2016 v West Indies|
|T20I shirt no.||27 (formerly 17, 37)|
Source: Cricbuzz, 18 September 2023
In Test cricket, Rahane primarily plays as a middle-order batsman, while in limited-overs formats, he takes on the role of a top-order batsman.
Ajinkya Rahane's cricket journey began with his first-class debut in the 2007–08 Ranji Trophy season, representing Mumbai. He later progressed to the international stage, making his T20I debut against England in Manchester in August 2011. Rahane's Test debut came during the Border–Gavaskar Trophy in March 2013. Notably, he achieved his maiden Test century at Basin Reserve in Wellington, New Zealand.
One of the significant milestones in Rahane's career was leading the Indian cricket team to victory in the 2020-21 Border–Gavaskar Trophy in Australia as the stand-in captain. As of September 2023, Rahane is on 43rd position in the ICC Test batting rankings, amassing a total of 563 points.
Early and personal life[change | change source]
When he was just seven years old, Madhukar Rahane introduced young Rahane to a small coaching camp that had a matting wicket in Dombivli. This was because they couldn't afford more formal coaching at the time. At the age of 17, Rahane began receiving coaching from Pravin Amre, a former Indian cricketer. Rahane completed his Secondary School Certificate from SV Joshi High School in Dombivli.
References[change | change source]
- "Ajinkya Rahane back as India Test vice-captain for West Indies series after WTC final heroics". India Today. Retrieved 2023-09-17.
- "WATCH: Mumbai captain Ajinkya Rahane knocks on Indian selectors' doors with 139* in Ranji Trophy". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 2023-09-17.
- "'Picture abhi baaki hai': Bought at his base price, Ajinkya Rahane reveling in new found role for CSK". The Times of India. 24 April 2023. ISSN 0971-8257.
- "ICC Men's Test Batting| Player Rankings | ICC". www.icc-cricket.com. Retrieved 2023-09-17.
- "A childhood dream finally realised". Cricbuzz. 2013-03-29. Retrieved 2023-09-17.
- "Coach Pravin Amre lauds Ajinkya Rahane for answering critics with bat". Cricketnmore. Retrieved 2023-09-17.
- ANI (2022-03-09). "IPL 2022: Ajinkya Rahane feels nostalgic after paying visit to his school & first cricket ground with wife and daughter - Watch video". Inside Sport India. Retrieved 2023-09-17.
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