Mumbai: Mumbai batsman Ajinkya Rahane celebrates his 27th birthday today. On this day, we let you in on some facts and trivia on the Indian cricketer that you may not know about.
Ajinkya Rahane. Pic/ Atul Kamble
>> Rahane’s full name is Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane
>> His parents' names are Madhukar Baburao Rahane and Sujata Rahane. He was born in a Maratha family
>> He has one younger brother and sister
>> At age 7, his father took him to a coaching camp in Dombivli that had a matting wicket. This is due to their inability to afford genuine coaching.
>> Former Indian cricketer Pravin Amre coached Rahane since he was aged 17
>> Rahane married his childhood friend Radhika Dhopavkar on September 26, 2014. It was an arranged marriage.
>> Rahane made his Ranji Trophy first-class debut for Mumbai in the 2007/2008 season.
>> Rahane played one of the most pivotal roles in Mumbai’s 38th Ranji title win. He scored 1,089 runs that season.
>> Rahane made his ODI debut in September 2011 and scored 1,584 runs in 54 ODIs averaging at 31.05
>> He made his Test debut in March 2013 and has scored 1,077 runs in 14 Tests averaging at 44.87.
>> He is part of the Rajasthan Royals team in the Indian Premier League.