Ajinkya Rahane wiki, Ajinkya Rahane Biography
Ajinkya Rahane wiki: Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane born 6 June 1988 is an Indian international cricketer who plays for the Indian national team and for Indian Premier League club Rajasthan Royals. He plays primarily as a middle-order batsman in the Test format and top-order in batsman in white-ball forms of cricket. He is currently serving as Vice-Captain of Indian National Cricket Team in Test format.
Rahane made his first-class debut in 2007–08 season for Mumbai and averaged an impressive 62.04 after 100 innings. He scored over 1000 runs three times in his first five seasons. He made his international debut in a Twenty20 International against England at Manchester in August 2011. With batsman Shikhar Dhawan injuring his fingers, Rahane made his Test debut in the March 2013 Border–Gavaskar Trophy.
His first Test century came at Basin Reserve, Wellington against New Zealand.
Ajinkya Rahane Early life
Rahane was born in Ashwi KD, Ahmednagar district to Madhukar Baburao Rahane and Sujata Rahane. The family came from the village of Chandanapuri, Tal-Sangamner. He has a younger brother and sister, Shashank and Apurva Rahane. At the age of seven, Madhukar Rahane took Ajinkya to a small coaching camp with a matting wicket in Dombivli, as they could not afford proper coaching. Since he was 17, he took coaching from former India batsman Pravin Amre.
Rahane cleared his Secondary School Certificate from SV Joshi High School, Dombivli.
Rahane married Radhika Dhopavkar in Mumbai on 26 September 2014
Ajinkya Rahane Playing style
Rahane plays in the middle-order for the national team in Test and as an opener in all forms of ODI and T20 cricket. He batted in the top three for Mumbai – starting as an opener and later playing at No. 3. Rahane is widely praised by Dhoni for his batting technique, commitment, and discipline to the game, often being compared with Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, and Sachin Tendulkar. He has been described on a number of occasions as “one of the rising stars of Indian cricket”. Former Australian captains Steve Waugh compared Rahane to the batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar due to his compact technique, the range of shots and temperament.
Rahane is a versatile player who adapts to the pitch and weather conditions easily, for which he has performed consistently on overseas pitches. His trademark shots are the back-foot square-punch towards the off-side, the cover drive, the flick shot towards square leg and the straight drive against the seamers. He is also a good hooker and puller of the ball. Against spinners, his most-productive shots are the slog sweep-over mid-wicket, the back-foot punch towards the cover, the cover drive and the inside-out aerial shot over cover. He occasionally uses his feet and comes down the pitch to loft the ball over the bowler’s head for a boundary or the maximum. He is extremely quick between the wickets and an excellent timer of the ball; the gift of timing combined with significant power is what makes Rahane successful in all formats, according to skipper Virat Kohli.
Rahane is also a very good fielder, who has good reflexes and anticipation along with his calm and composed attitude, making him the ‘complete package’ as a field, according to Indian fielding coach R Sridhar. 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.
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