Ajinkya Rahane is an Indian international cricketer. Rahane is from Maharashtra and completed his high school from SV Joshi High School, Mumbai. He is trained under former Indian batsman Pravin Amre.
Rahane came into the limelight with double centuries when he played for Indian Team in U-19 in 2007. He was then selected for Mohammad Nissar Trophy in Pakistan. This was his First Class debut. He played for Mumbai and scored a century in his debut match. Due to his performance, he was selected for Irani Trophy. In 2007-08 seasons he made his Ranji Trophy and Duleep Trophy debut. Rahane made his international cricket in 2013 in a test series against Australia. After that, he was selected to play against South Africa in 2014. After his spectacular performance, he was selected for the test series against New Zealand, England, Australia and Sri Lanka. In 2016, he was ranked 8th in test batsmen. In 2017 he became the captain of the test series against Australia. In 2011, Rahane made is One- Day International debut against England. In 2015 he was made the captain of the India’s ODI and T20Is series against Zimbabwe. In 2011 itself he made his T20 debut which was against England. Rahane also became the part of finals of the 2014 World T20. In Indian Premier League, he was the part of Rajasthan Royals and then became the part of Mumbai Indians. He plays in the middle order of the team although sometimes he comes in the first order.
He has lots of achievements in his basket. He became the 5th Indian batsman who has scored a century in each test inning and the highest number of catches in a Test. He also became the first batsman to hit six fours in a T20 match. In 2014 he became the CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year. In 2016, BCCI recommended his name for Arjun Award.