Interesting Facts About Ajinkya Rahane-” The Stroke Master” 

Class, determination, patience, and perseverance are the adjectives that define the middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane. If you watch him play on the ground you will become a fan of him because of his sublime and picture-perfect stroke plays. Currently, Ajinkya Rahane is a vital cog of the Indian team in the most extended format of the game, however, the right-hand batsman from Mumbai has represented India in the rest of the two formats too. Today the ace batsman is celebrating his 34th birthday let’s have a look at some interesting facts about Ajinky Rahane- “The Stroke Master”. 

Interesting Facts About Ajinkya Rahane

Interesting Facts About Ajinkya Rahane

  1. Ajinkya Rahane was born on 6th June 1988 in Ahmednagar district of Maharasthra to Madhukar Baburao Rahane and Sujata Rahane. 
  1. Rahane’s nicknames are Jinx and Ajju. We have often heard his teammates calling him by this name. 
  1. Before playing for the senior Indian team, Ajinkya Rahane played a few games for India U-19 in New Zealand and smacked t20 centuries. 
  1. The 34 years old made his first-class debut for Mumbai at the age of 19 against Karachi Urban in the Mohammad Nissar trophy. Rahane introduced himself at the first-class level with a bang, scoring 143 off 207 balls. 
  1. The Mumbai batter played his first T20 international against England at Old Trafford Manchester. He amassed a blistering half century on debut, 61 off 49 balls and became the maiden Indian batter to score a fifty on T20I debut. 
  1. For his success at the highest level, a lot goes to former Indian batsman Pravin Amre who nurtured him in his childhood. 
  1. Rahane has 15 international centuries in his name and India has never lost a match when he scored a century. 
  1. In his very second Rajni Trophy season in 2008-09, Rahane accumulated 1089 runs which helped Mumbai to lift their 38th Ranji Trophy. Only 11 players have surpassed the mark of 1000 runs in a single season of Ranji trophy. 
  1. Rahane is an outstanding fielder, during a test match against Sri Lanka Ajinkya Rahane grabbed 8 catches, which is the highest by any player in a match by a fielder. 
  1. Apart from cricket, Rahane has a black belt in Karate in his childhood. 
  1. Rahane played a crucial role in India’s famous Lord’s win in 2014, the pro batsman made spectacular 103 runs in the 1st innings. 
  1. Rahane wears jersey number 27 in international cricket. 
  1. In India’s tour of Australia 2020-21, Ajinkya Rahane slammed a blazing century in the boxing day test match 112 off 223 balls at Brisbane which led India to win a test at the venue after 32 long years. 
  1. In 2014, Ajinkya Rahane married his long-term girlfriend Radhika Dhopavkar. They got blessed with a baby girl named Aarya in 2019.
  1. Ajinkya Rahane’s estimated net worth is $9 million. 

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