Ajinkya Rahane (Cricketer) Biography, Personal Life, Physical Statistics, Education, Luxuries, Income & More
Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane is an Indian cricketer who is the vice-captain of the India national team in Test format. Rahane made his debut in 2007–08 and averaged an impressive 62.04 after 100 innings.Ajinkya Rahane scored in excess of 1000 runs three times in his first five seasons. Rahane made his Test debut in the March 2013 Border–Gavaskar Trophy. Rahane’s first Test century came at Basin Reserve, Wellington against New Zealand. He had captained the team in fourth Test against Australia in 2017.
Name: Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane
DOB: June 6, 1988
Birth Place: Ashwi KD village, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India
Home Town: Ashwi KD village, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India
Home Address: Maharashtra, India
Best Friends: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli
Hobbies: Playing Cricket, Football, Tennis, Golf, Badminton
Debut Work: ODI- 3 September 2011 against England, Test- 22 March 2013 against Australia, T20- 31 August 2011 against England
Coach: Pravin Amre
Domestic/State Team: Mumbai, Mumbai Indians (2008 to 2010), Rajasthan Royals (2011-present)
Jersey Number: #27- India, #3- Rajasthan Royals
Height: 166 centimetres
Weight: 60 kilograms
Body: Not Known
Hair Color: Black
Marital Status: Married
Wife: Radhika Dhopavkar
GF: Not Known
Father: Madhukar Baburao Rahane
Mother: Sujata Rahane
Brother/Sister: 1 younger sister and 1 younger brother
School: SV Joshi High School, Dombivli, Thane, Mumbai
College (Graduation): Not Known
College (Post-Graduation): Not Attended
Educational Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce
Cars: Audi, BMW and Volvo
Bikes: Not Known
House: Luxury designer house in Ahmedanagar, Maharashtra worth around Rs.3.8 Crores
Salary: 50 Lakh rupees(Retainership Fees), 7 Lakh rupees(per test match), 4 Lakh rupees (per one day match), 2 Lakh rupees (per T20 match)
Net Income: $2 Million
Film: Not Known
Actor: Aamir Khan
Actress: Aishwarya Rai, Madhuri Dixit
Song: Not Known
More Information and Facts about Ajinkya Rahane
- Ajinkya Rahane was born to middle-class parents, who fully supported his passion for cricket. Due to lack of resources, Rahane had his initiation on a matted wicket in Dombivli, and started to to train with Pravin Amre at the age of 17.
- Rahane rose through the ranks of junior cricket and into the Ranji fold. In Ranji Trophy too, he excelled and, plundering 1089 runs in his second season. However, the Indian batting order had no space for him and Rahane continued to cruise through Ranji seasons.
- Rahane’s came out on top in his first encounter with international bowlers, easing his way to a 172 in a Duleep Trophy encounter against internationals. Rahane then delivered a critical performance when he hammered two hundreds in the emerging players’ tournament in Australia.
- Following the retirement of VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid, an injury to Shikhar Dhawan finally got Rahane the Test cap number 278.
- Rahane went on to become India’s most accomplished batsman overseas throughout India’s away season in 2013/14.
- Rahane had performed well when India U-19 toured New Zealand in early 2007, with two centuries. The tour braggedof future international stars such as Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Ishant Sharma, Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Ravindra Jadeja. The scores in New Zealand overwhelmed the selectors and they picked him for the Mohammad Nissar Trophy in Pakistan. He had no first-class experience prior to this match in Karachi.
- Rahane has had a successful stint with Rajasthan Royals so far, playing under Rahul Dravid’s mentorship. Rahane rose to prominence in the Premier League world in 2012 season for Rajasthan Royals. He 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. In Premier League 2012, Rahane became the first batsman to hit a century and emerged the leading run-scorer for Rajasthan Royals. He was retained by the Royals for the 2014 Premier League season.
- Rahane is also a very good fielder, who has good reflexes and anticipation along with his calm and composed attitude. On 15 August 2015, he broke the record of most catches in a test match when he took 8 catches in the first test against Sri Lanka at Galle.
- He won the CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year: 2014–15 and M A Chidambaram Trophy for best Under-19 cricketer: 2006–07. In May 2016, the BCCI recommended him for the Arjuna award.