Born on June 6,1988, Ajinkya Rahane rose to fame after his successful win in Ranji Trohy. His successive prolific performances on domestic level won hearts of many cricket followers. He was 11th player to have scored more than 1000 runs in a single match of Ranji Trophy. He is fifth Indian Batsman to have scored centuries in each innings of his test. Also, he is known for most number of catches in the test. He was recipient of CEAT Indian Cricketer of The Year in 2014-15. Also, in 2007, he received MA Chidambram Trophy for his best performance as a U-19 cricketer.
Also, Ajinkya Rahaane was conferred with prestigious Arjuna Award in 2016. His outstanding performances won him the title “Young Rahul Dravid”. Did you know that he was compared with batting champion Sachin Tendulkar by former Australian captain Steve Waugh? He is applauded for his batting technique, fielding and range of shots.
Ajinkya Rahaane belongs to a middle class family and was born to Madhukar Baburao Rahaane and Sujata Rahaane in 1988. He also has a younger brother and sister. He tied a knot with Radhika Dhopakvar on 26th September 2014.They had known each other for a very long time.
Ajinkya Rahane began his schooling in S.V Joshi High School in Thane, Maharashtra. This school played an instrumental role in developing his keen interest towards cricket. Ajinkya Rahane’s cricketing career started at quite an early age. He was merely seven years old when his increasing interest in the game resumed. Belonging to a lower middle class family, his father couldn’t afford to send him to popular coaching centres.
But he received his coaching in a small cricket coaching camp in Dombivli. But his family proved to be a pillar of strength and helped him in every way to make him a successful Indian batsman. He was trained rigorously by former Indian batsman Pravin Amre. Apart from cricket, the player also holds a black belt in Karaate. He is also known to have been interested in martial arts during early stages of his life.
Some of the major turning points in his career include his outstanding performance in Border Gavaskar (Aus vs Ind) 2014-2015. His golden ticket which led to his entry in Indian Cricket Team was his winning the Irani Trophy in 2011 against Rajasthan which got him selected in India’s Test Squad.
Ajinkya Rahane Net Worth
Ajinkya Rahane has an estimated net worth of $6.8 million US dollars as of 2017. Rahane’s increased net worth is due of multiple factors which include income from brand endorsements, IPL salary and fee from BCCI. Did you know he is one of the highest paid IPL cricketers of Pune Team? No wonder that his versatility in playing cricket has contributed to his world wide fame. Apart from that, he owns three stylistic cars which include Volvo, Audi and BMW. He owns a rich luxurious house in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra which currently is estimated to be around Rs 3.8 crore. He is associated with some of the renowned brands like Ceat which had signed 4 year contract with this right hand batsmen.
His consistent performances in recent past has made him immensely popular not only among his fans but also among his colleagues.
Undoubtedly he is one of the most talented players of Indian Cricket Team. He has shown his extraordinary batting skills at several crucial stages and proved himself worthy of being chosen as Vice Captain of India. His excellent leadership skills and sportsmanship make him stand out in the crowd among other batsmen. He is an true inspiration for all those youngsters who desire to do something they are passionate about. Ajinkya Rahaane overcame all odds in order to prove his potential. No wonder, he is now seen as the rising star of the team.