Ajinkya Rahane

India
35 Years (06 Jun, 1988)
Male
Ashwi-KD, Maharashtra
top-order batter
right-hand bat
right-arm medium
2011 - 2022
West Zone, Rising Pune Supergiants, Rest of India, Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, Mumbai, Indian Oil Corporation XI, Indian Board President's XI, India Under-19s, India Green, India Emerging Players, India C, India Blue, India A, Delhi Capitals, India

Ajinkya Rahane Bio

It is difficult to make sense of Ajinkya Rahane. He did not get a chance in the Indian cricket team for a couple of years despite prolific performances in the domestic circuit. For many years, there was a competition between him and Rohit Sharma in the domestic circuit for Mumbai. His starting point in Mumbai cricket included plenty of obstacles. He could not afford full-time coaching, staying in the backwaters of Mumbai in Dombivili. Everyday, in order to get to practic...Read More

It is difficult to make sense of Ajinkya Rahane. He did not get a chance in the Indian cricket team for a couple of years despite prolific performances in the domestic circuit. For many years, there was a competition between him and Rohit Sharma in the domestic circuit for Mumbai. His starting point in Mumbai cricket included plenty of obstacles. He could not afford full-time coaching, staying in the backwaters of Mumbai in Dombivili. Everyday, in order to get to practice, he would have to go in the second-class compartments of the local trains with packed crowds.

 Even in Mumbai cricket circles, he was touted as an individual who can hit fifties but not hundreds. But, at each and every step, he proved them wrong. Rahane made his debut in the Mohammad Nissar Trophy, a cross-border competition between India and Pakistan. Rahane hit a hundred when most of the Mumbai team first-choice players had not participated. From 2007 to 2011, Rahane was one of the best players in the domestic circuit.

His knocks against England Lions and an Australian Emerging Team further cemented his reputation. It was only a matter of time that he would be included. Rahane made it to the limited-overs leg of the England tour where he failed to impress. On every subsequent tour until 2013, Rahane warmed the benches. It seemed that he would be constant in that set-up rather than on the playing field.

Rahane made his debut in Delhi against Australia. But, he only got the chance when Shikhar Dhawan, who had hit 187 but fractured his finger in Mohali, was injured. He failed but was still included in the South Africa series. Against a bowling attack comprising Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, and Vernon Philander on a spicy Durban wicket, Rahane smashed 96. That was the knock that showed his worth.

For the next three years, Rahane was the best performer in overseas conditions. Centuries in Wellington, Melbourne and Lord’s confirmed his class. It was his century on a green top in Lord’s that ensured India ended their 28-year wait for a win in Lord’s. His partnership with Kohli in Melbourne was simply sublime.

But, Rahane’s a peculiar weakness against spin was confounding. For someone from India and Mumbai, the weakness against spin was something no one could comprehend. Over the next few years, Rahane’s returns decreased. As captain, Rahane would forever be remembered as the individual who scripted India’s epic series win in Australia in 2020/21. Captaining a virtual India C team, they upset Australia which included winning in Gabba after 32 years. But, with the batting returns diminishing, Rahane is at the crossroads of his career.

When did Ajinkya Rahane make his international and IPL debut?

Ajinkya Rahane made his Test debut in 2013 against Australia in Delhi. His ODI and T20I debut came against England in Durham and Manchester during the 2011 tour. Rahane made his IPL debut for Mumbai Indians in the game against Deccan Chargers in 2008.

Ajinkya Rahane list of centuries in international cricket, IPL

Ajinkya Rahane was in prime form from the period of 2014 to 2016 in overseas conditions. In the 2014 cycle in particular, Rahane hit a century in New Zealand, England and Australia. He is also one of the few Indians to hit a century in both innings of a Test match when he smashed twin tons in the Delhi Test against South Africa. In the IPL, he once hit six fours in one over in the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Ajinkya Rahane Test century table

ScoreOpponentVenueYearFoursSixes
188New ZealandIndore2016184
147AustraliaMelbourne2014210
132Sri LankaColombo (SSC)2017140
127South AfricaDelhi2015114
126Sri LankaColombo (PSS)2015100
118New ZealandWellington2014171
115South AfricaRanchi2019171
112AustraliaMelbourne2020120
108*West IndiesKingston2016133
103EnglandLord's2014151
102West IndiesAntigua201950
100*South AfricaDelhi201583

Ajinkya Rahane ODI century table

ScoreOpponentVenueYearFoursSixes
111Sri LankaCuttack2014132
106EnglandBirmingham2014104
103West IndiesPort of Spain2017102

Ajinkya Rahane IPL century table

ScoreOpponentVenueYearFoursSixes
105*Delhi CapitalsJaipur2019113
103*Royal Challengers BangaloreBangalore2012125

What is the net worth of Ajinkya Rahane and his brand endorsements?

Ajinkya Rahane’s Net Worth is USD 9 million, which is roughly Rs 65 crore. His yearly income is Rs 6 crore while his monthly salary is Rs 50 lakhs. Here are the list of Brands endorsed by Ajinkya Rahane

  • Boost
  • CEAT
  • Neo Growth
  • ELSA Corp
  • Games 24x7
  • Hudle

What is the salary of Ajinkya Rahane in Cricket?

Ajinkya Rahane gets Rs 4-5 crore per season for his involvement in the IPL for the Delhi Capitals. He also gets close to 5 crore from the BCCI Central Contracts List as he is in the A category.

What is the Jersey Number of Ajinkya Rahane?

In the IPL and Indian cricket team, Ajinkya Rahane’s jersey number is 3.

Ajinkya Rahane and his Family Details

Ajinkya Rahane was born in Ahmednagar but he moved to Dombivili, Mumbai as a youngster. His father’s name is Madhukar Baburao Rahane while his mother’s name is Sujata Rahane. He has a younger brother called Shashank. His younger sister’s name is Apurva. He is currently married to Radhika Dhopavkar. They have a daughter Aarya.

Details on Ajinkya Rahane’s wife

Ajinkya Rahane is married to his childhood love Radhika Dhopavkar. Her parents are Head of Operations and Executive Director at the Atithya Hospitality Pvt Ltd. She is pursuing Interior Designing. Radhika’s father was in the Merchant Navy.

What is the name of Ajinkya Rahane’s kid?

Ajinkya Rahane’s kid’s name is Aarya. She was born on October 5, 2019.

What is the height and weight of Ajinkya Rahane?

His height is five feet six inches and his weight is 61 kgs.

Where was Ajinkya Rahane born?

Ajinkya Rahane was born in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra.

Where did Ajinkya Rahane do his schooling from?

Ajinkya Rahane cleared his Secondary School Certificate from SV Joshi High School, Dombivli.

What is the Date of Birth of Ajinkya Rahane?

Ajinkya Rahane was born on June 6, 1988

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Ajinkya Rahane News

Feb 16, 2023
"Ajinkya can be firm when he has to be without being harsh, which is why India have such a good record under him.
Jun 4, 2022
'Bandon Mein Tha Dum', a web series to celebrate India's fighting spirit Down Under in 2020-21 to clinch a historic Test series win, will be released on OTT platform.
May 22, 2022
The veteran batter, Ajinkya Rahane has played for the Indian team and plays in IPL too. Find everything about his net worth and salary.
Mar 30, 2022
Ajinkya Rahane married Radhika Dhopavkar on 26 September 2014 and they welcomed their first child in October 2019 as well.
Mar 26, 2022
Ajinkya Rahane played a brilliant knock of 44 runs to help KKR chase down the moderate target of 132 runs against CSK in the IPL 2022 opener with ease.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ajinkya Rahane

What is the age of Ajinkya Rahane?

Ajinkya Rahane is 33 years of age. He was born on June 6, 1988.

What is the Date of Birth and star sign of Ajinkya Rahane?

Ajinkya Rahane was born on June 6, 1988. His star sign is Gemini.

What is the height and weight of Ajinkya Rahane?

Ajinkya Rahane's height is five feet six inches and his weight is 61kgs.

What is the name of Ajinkya Rahane's wife?

Ajinkya Rahane's wife's name is Radhika Dhopavkar. She has known Ajinkya Rahane since school and they both married in 2014.

What is the bame of Ajinkya Rahane's daughter?

Five years later, Ajinkya Rahane and his wife welcomed Aarya into their life. She was born on October 5, 2019.