Born on June 6, 1988, Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane is an Indian international cricketer. He represents Mumbai in domestic competitions. He is a right-handed batsman, who made his international debut against England at Manchester in August 2011 and made his Test debut against Australia in March 2013. In Indian Premier League, he currently plays for the Rajasthan Royals.
Rahane made his first-class debut in 2007-08 season and averaged an impressive 62.04 after 100 innings. As Rahane scored over 1000 runs thrice in his five seasons, a Test call-up became inevitable. In the 2011 Irani Trophy match against Rajasthan, he scored 152 and that innings helped him get selected in India’s Test squad. With batsman Shikhar Dhawan injuring his fingers, Rahane made his Test debut in the 2013 Border–Gavaskar Trophy. He was also part of the India tour of South Africa, 2013 and India tour of New Zealand, 2014. His maiden Test century came at Basin Reserve, Wellington in the last match of the series.
Rahane is widely praised for his batting technique, commitment and discipline to the game. He is sometimes described by the pundits as “one of the rising stars of Indian cricket.
Rahane had performed well when India U-19 toured New Zealand in early 2007 with two hundreds.
Rahane made his first-class debut, at the age of 19, for Mumbai against Karachi Urban in the Mohammad Nissar Trophy in September 2007, at Karachi, when most of the first-choice Mumbai players were unavailable for various reasons.
He made his Ranji Trophy debut for his first-class side Mumbai in the 2007/2008 season and made his List A debut for Mumbai against Delhi in the Ranji One-day Trophy in March 2007, at Delhi. Two centuries in the Emerging Players Tournament in Australia brought him a place in the India ODI squad for the tour of England in 2011.
Rahahe was named in the Test squad to play the West Indies in November 2011, however he finally made his debut in Test cricket on 22 March 2013 against Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, Delhi.
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Questions of this week:
1. Who got 6-wicket haul for India in the second Test match of ongoing series against England?
2. For which team Abhimanyu Mithun played in IPL-7?
3. Which Indian female lifter won gold medal in the ongoing Commonwealth Games at Glasgow?
4. How many runs Ian Dev Singh scored against KCCC in the finals of the Chevrolet Cup T20 Cricket Tournament?
5. Who is Ranjeet Bali?
Answers of the last week:
1. Ajinkya Rahane 2.RCB 3. Petra Kritna and Novak Djokovic 4. 19 runs 5. General secretary JKCA..
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