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Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane 6 June 1988 Indian Cricketer

Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane is an Indian cricketer. He plays primarily as a middle-order batsman in the Test format and a top-order batsman in white-ball forms of the game. He is currently the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team in Test cricket.

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About Ajinkya Rahane

Rahane was born in Ashwi KD, Ahmednagar district to Madhukar Baburao Rahane and Sujata Rahane. The family, Chandanpuri, came from the village of Tal-Sangamner. He has a younger brother and sister, Shashank and Apoorva Rahane. At the age of seven, Madhukar Rahane took Ajinkya to a small coaching camp in Dombivli with a mature wicket, as he could not provide proper coaching. From the age of 17, he took coaching from former India batsman Praveen Amre. Rahane approved his secondary school certificate from SV Joshi High School, Dombivali. Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane (born 6 June 1988) is an Indian cricketer. He plays primarily as a middle-order batsman in the Test format and a top-order batsman in the white ball of the game. He is currently the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team in Test cricket.

Rahane made his first-class debut for Mumbai in the 2007–08 season and scored at an average of 77.04 after 100 innings. He scored over 1500 runs three times in his first five seasons. He made his international debut in the Twenty20 International against England in Manchester in August 2011. Rahane made his Test debut at the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in March 2013, with batsman Shikhar Dhawan injuring his fingers. His first Test century came against Basin Reserve, New Zealand in Wellington.

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  • Apart from being a great cricketer, Ajinkya Rahane is also a karate black belt.
  • Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar broke Ajinkya Rahane’s highest individual score by an Indian in the List-A record. In the Vijay Hazare Trophy in March 2008, Mumbai opener Rahane scored 187 against Maharashtra in Pune, becoming the highest score by an Indian batsman in a List-A career (including one-dayers). With that knock, Rahane crossed Sachin Tendulkar’s 186-run innings against New Zealand in 1999.
  • Ajinkya Rahane became the first and only batsman to score six fours in an over in T20 cricket. In IPL 2012, Rajasthan Royals (RR) opener Rahane hit six fours in the 14th over of the innings against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). RCB bowler was Srinath Arvind and Rahane scored a century (103 *) in the match.
  • Ajinkya Rahane became the 5th Indian batsman to score a century in both innings of a Test match. It was a Test match between India and South Africa in Delhi in December 2015, with Rahane scoring 127 runs in the first innings and also scoring 100 * in the second innings.
  • There is little to see Ajinkya as a bowler. Although Rahane has not bowled a single ball in international cricket till date, he took 3 wickets in List A career and also took 1 wicket in T20 career till date. Rahane is a right-arm medium bowler.
  • In May 2016, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) recommended the name of Ajinkya Rahane for the Arjuna Award 2016.

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