Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane (born 6 June 1988) is an Indian international cricketer. He is currently the vice captain of India national team in Test format. He is a right hand batsman who plays at different batting orders. He plays for Rajasthan Royals in Indian Premier League (IPL), currently captain of his side. Rahane made his first-class debut in 2007–08 season and averaged an impressive 62.04 after 100 innings.
He scored over 1000 runs three times in his first five seasons. He made his international debut in a Twenty20 International against England at Manchester in August 2011. With batsman Shikhar Dhawan injuring his fingers, Rahane made his Test debut in the March 2013 Border–Gavaskar Trophy. His first Test century came at Basin Reserve, Wellington against New Zealand.
He captained India in the fourth Test against Australia in 2017, leading the team to victory as the regular skipper Virat Kohli missed the match due to a shoulder injury.