Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane is an Indian international cricketer who is the vice-captain of the Indian Test team. He is a right-handed batsman who made his international debut in a Twenty20 International against England at Manchester in August 2011 and made his Test debut against Australia in March 2013.
1. Humble beginnings
Rahane experienced childhood in a family in Dombivali, a removed suburb of Mumbai. His dad used to work for Mumbai's transportation organization while his mom was a housewife. In a meeting with Forbes India, Rahane uncovered that he had joined a cricket institute when he was just seven years of age. Rahane stated, The objective was that I’d get some exercise and stay fit instead of wasting time at home.
2. Black belt
Rahane is known for his in fact strong batting and his electric handling. He also pursued karate and has a black belt in it. His mild mannered nature perhaps masks the dangerous qualities within.
3. India under-15s and under-19s
In 2002, Rahane represent India under-15s in a global competition in Dubai. Rahane's partners included PiyushChawla and TanmaySrivastava. They had played a match against Sri Lanka under-15s, who had Angelo Mathews. In 2007, Rahane was a piece of the India under-19 group that ventured out to New Zealand. ViratKohli, RavindraJadeja and Ishant Sharma were his partners on that visit.
4. First-Class debut
Rahane had an exceptionally uncommon First-Class make a big appearance as he initially played for Mumbai against Karachi Urban in 2007. This was for the Mohammad Nissar Trophy, a competition challenged between the household champions of India and Pakistan. Rahane opened the batting on introduction at the National Stadium, Karachi and scored 143.
5. Highest score in List A cricket for an Indian before Sachin Tendulkar’s double ton
Since 1999, Sachin Tendulkar's 186 against New Zealand remained the most elevated score by an Indian in List A cricket for somewhat more than seven years. Rahane crushed 187 in a Vijay Hazare Trophy coordinate in March 2008 against Maharashtra. His innings of 187 fell off just 142 balls, involving 17 fours and eight sixes. Rahane's record remained for around two years before Tendulkar hit the twofold ton against South Africa.
Rahane was a part of the Mumbai Indians amid the initial couple of periods of the Indian Premier League (IPL), With them having a solid top-arrange, he thought that it was difficult to soften up and played just a couple diversions crosswise over seasons. He was additionally brought by Rajasthan Royals, where Rahane played under his idol Rahul Dravid in 2015.
7. First man to hit six fours in an over in T20 cricket
Utilizing all his touch and beauty, Rahane has stroked enormous keeps running in T20 cricket. When he crushed a ton against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2012, he had hit six fours in an over off the knocking down some pins of SreenathAravind. This was the first occasion when somebody had done it in T20 cricket.
8. Sachin Tendulkar high praise
In his initial years in worldwide cricket, Rahane invested more energy in the seat than on the field.When Sachin Tendulkar drew curtains on his career after his historic 200th Test in Mumbai, he had words of encouragement for Rahane. In his book Playing it My Way, Tendulkar wrote, “I had known Rahane for years and had seen how much he loves the game. He has served cricket with finish devotion and responsibility throughout the most recent couple of years.
9.An interesting story of his childhood
It is said that Rahane was hit by three consecutive bouncers on his head defender at 8 years of age, while playing at Dombivili by a bowler who was thrice his age. Rahane started crying yet after sooner or later, he stood up and pulverized a comparable bowler for five consecutive cutoff points limits.
10. Confusion over his birth date
His birthday happens to be in June 6 consistently yet there was a slight disarray over that the same number of his fans began wishing him one day before the genuine date. Most likely, everything began in view of off base birth date being refreshed on couple of trustable locales however Rahane cleared everything by tweeting one day before his 28th birthday celebration.