Team India’s right-handed batsman Ajinkya Rahane is a soft-spoken and humble lad off the field and a real fighter.
Rahane’s aggression does not lie in his demeanour or words, it all reflects in his eyes. The Mumbai lad is a bundle of energy and determination whenever he steps on the cricket field. His versatility and selflessness towards the team are as admirable as his excellent skills with the bat.
While Ajinkya’s deeds on the cricket field are well documented, there is a side of his personality that he keeps private.
Here are some on and off-field favourites of Ajinkya Rahane:
Favourite Song: Abhi mujh mein Kahin by Sonu Nigam
Favourite Movie: Lagaan
Favourite Musician/Band: Backstreet Boys
Favourite Holiday destination: Europe
Favourite Cuisine: Japanese
Favourite Mother’s recipe: Pohe
Favourite Sportsperson outside cricket: Roger Federer
Favourite cricketer: Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid
Best cricket buddy: Rohit (Sharma), Dhawal (Kulkarni) and Umesh (Yadav)
Mantra for life: Keep it simple and respect everyone
If I weren’t a cricketer what would I be? An Air Force officer
Favorite cricket venue: Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai) and Lord’s (London)
A childhood cricket memory that is still fresh in my mind: In a junior cricket game, I got hit on the head by a bouncer. Immediately after that I got five boundaries in a row.
Favorite Super hero: Superman
Dream car: Lamborghini