35 Unknown Facts about Ajinkya Rahane ( Chennai Super Kings ) in the Indian Premier League

 35 Unknown Facts about Ajinkya Rahane ( Chennai Super Kings ) in the Indian Premier League

A technically solid, calm and determined player from the school of Mumbai cricket, Ajinkya Rahane has played close to 200 matches for India across formats. He has also tasted success in IPL, crossing the 500-run mark twice in the tournament. 

Rahane has been a key player in Team India’s success, especially overseas. Rahane has centuries in Wellington, Melbourne, Lord's (London), Colombo, and North Sound (West Indies), helping India to many memorable victories. He led India to a stunning series win over Australia in the Border Gavaskar Trophy down under in 2020-2021.

34-year-old Ajinkya Rahane was unsurprisingly bought by the Chennai Super Kings, the four-time IPL champions who were on the look-out to replace Robin Uthappa, who retired from the IPL after last season

Ajinkya Rahane stats image
Ajinkya Rahane stats image 

Facts about Ajinkya Rahane

1. Ajinkya Rahane was born on June 6, 1988, in Ashwi KD, Maharashtra, India.

2. He is a right-handed top-order batsman and a part-time right-arm medium-pace bowler.

3. Rahane began his cricketing journey at the age of seven.

4. He made his first-class debut for Mumbai in 2007 at the age of 19.

5. Rahane made his international debut for India in 2011 in an ODI against England.

6. His Test debut came in 2013 against Australia in Delhi.

7. Rahane has a Test batting average of over 40 and has scored more than 4500 runs in the format.

8. He is known for his solid technique, patience, and ability to play long innings.

9. Rahane has played for Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

10. He has scored more than 4500 runs in the IPL at an average of over 32.

11. Rahane has also captained Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals in the IPL.

12. In 2017, Rahane became the first Indian cricketer to score centuries in each innings of a Test match in the West Indies.

13. He is the 27th Indian cricketer to score 5000 runs in Test cricket.

14. Rahane is one of the few Indian cricketers to have scored a century on debut in both Ranji Trophy and the Duleep Trophy.

15. He was awarded the CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year award in 2015.

16. In 2017, Rahane was appointed as the vice-captain of the Indian Test team.

17. He has scored centuries in Australia, England, New Zealand, and South Africa, making him a successful overseas batsman.

18. Rahane has a high score of 188 in Test cricket, which he scored against New Zealand in 2014.

19. He was a member of the Indian team that won the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

20. Rahane has also played for India in limited-overs cricket and has a highest score of 111* in ODIs.

21. He has also taken 2 wickets in international cricket, one each in Tests and ODIs.

22. Rahane is married to Radhika Dhopavkar, and the couple has a daughter named Arya.

23. He is a vegetarian and follows a strict diet and fitness routine.

24. Rahane has been praised by many former cricketers for his excellent captaincy and leadership skills.

25. He is known for his calm demeanor and his ability to lead by example on the field.

26. Ajinkya Rahane is an Indian cricketer who has played for several teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since the tournament's inception in 2008.

27. Rahane made his IPL debut in 2011, playing for the Mumbai Indians.

28. In 2012, Rahane was signed by the Rajasthan Royals, where he played for 8 seasons until 2019.

29. In 2019, Rahane was traded to the Delhi Capitals but only played a single season for the team.

30. Rahane has also played for the Rising Pune Supergiants in 2016 and 2017, where he was named the team's captain for the latter season.

31. Rahane is a top-order batsman and has scored over 4000 runs in his IPL career, with a high score of 105 not out.

32. He has also been a consistent performer in the IPL, averaging over 30 in every season he has played in except for the 2020 season.

33. In 2019, Rahane became the 13th Indian batsman to score 5000 runs in Twenty20 cricket.

34. Rahane has been a part of the Rajasthan Royals team that won the IPL championship in 2008 and the Champions League Twenty20 in 2013.

35. Outside of his IPL career, Rahane has also played for the Indian national team in Test, ODI, and T20I formats, and has been a consistent performer in the longer format.

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