Ajinkya Rahane has been one of the most consistent players in the last 12 months. With Test centuries in Wellington, Lord’s and Melbourne, he has shown the world that he is class apart from the rest.
He is always someone who is focussed on making his team win games. Rahane is one of the most athletic players in the Indian side and is always ready to put his hand up for the team”s cause. Jinks, as his teammates address him is a shy and down to earth person who is always open to new ideas.
Recently MS Dhoni went on to praise his teammate by saying “The strength in his batting is the gift of timing and his ability to exploit gaps in the field to an extent. It is really good to see him get that kind of runs.”
The top 10 interesting facts about Ajinkya Rahane are:
1. Rahane scored a fine knock of 103 runs Vs England at Lords in 2014 and India went on to win a game there after 28 long years. This outstanding century brought Ajinkya Rahane a lot of applauds and his name was up on the Lords Honours Board.
2. Mr Dependable is a brilliant player in all formats of the game. When he smashed a century against RCB in IPL 2012, he hit 6 fours in an over. This was the 1st time that a player had done it in the T20 format.
3. He has been coached by the great man Pravin Amre right from his initial years and holds high respect for him.
4. Ajinkya accumulated a superb 1089 runs in his 2nd Ranji Trophy season in 2008/09, helping Mumbai clinch its 38th
5. This star cricketer of Rajasthan Royals was the 2nd highest run scorer in IPL 2015 with a massive 540 runs to his credit.
6. Recently Ajinkya Rahane has been named 1 of the 6 Wisden Indian Cricketers of the year and he also went on to win the CEAT Indian Cricketer of the year award on 25th May 2015.
7. He loves to try out different cuisines and Japanese food is his favourite.
8. His favourite singer is Sonu Nigam while his role models in cricket have been Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid.
9. Before going on the field he always wears his left pad first.
10. Ajinkya’s favourite cricket ground is Lord’s in England.
Rahane continues to grow day by day as a cricketer and if he performs in a similar fashion all through, it won’t be long enough before he captains Rajasthan Royals in IPL.