Ajinkya Rahane becomes a proud father of a baby girl
Rahane got married to his childhood friend Radhika in 2014.
Updated - Oct 5, 2019 1:42 pm
Ajinkya Rahane, the Indian cricketer is currently the part of Team India in the longest format and is playing the first Test of a three-match series in Vishakhapatnam. Rahane has been handling the responsibility of vice-captain in Tests. 31-year-old made got his first national call up for the England tour of India in 2011 in the limited-overs format.
He played a vibrant knock in his first international appearance and went onto score 61 runs in 39 deliveries against England in the only T20I on that tour. After a couple of years, he got to struggle to find his spot in limited-overs as his last appearance in ODI came in 2018 against South Africa, since then he has not been picked up by the selectors. A sudden dip in his form and inconsistency has led him out of the team, but there has been good news for the vice-admiral of Virat Kohli in Tests.
Good news for Ajinkya Rahane during the 1st Test against South Africa
Earlier in July this year, Ajinkya Rahane and his wife Radhika updated the news of pregnancy as they both shared a few pictures on Instagram. Last month, Rahane’s wife ahead of her due date posted a picture of her flaunting with a baby bump, but now it is confirmed that the vice-captain in Tests has become a father after his wife gave birth to a cute daughter.
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Have more of milk and milk products. Don’t have that much coffee. And are you taking the supplements you need? Being pregnant means being ready for extra care and extra attention from just about everyone. And the flood of information can only make things confusing. I have found it helpful to stick to the basics and keep track of my daily nutrient intake. Among all nutrients, I got to know how adequate iodine is essential for an expecting mother as well as the baby since first 1000 days of life are considered to be the critical period for Brain development for which Iodine is an essential nutrient.. Thankfully, Tata Salt with iodine is already a part of my diet. Thus, I am not #MissingI. @desh_ka_namak Requesting all mothers @momspresso to pledge their support in raising awareness for #MissingI
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After this news was confirmed, the cricketing fraternity and Twitter exploded with wishes and congratulated the Indian cricketer after he got a new member added in his family. Harbhajan Singh, who earlier was the teammate of Rahane took Twitter to wish his mate and wrote, “Congratulations new daddy in town @ajinkyarahane88 hope Mum and lil princess are doing well.. the fun part of life starts now ajju. #fatherhood.”
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) October 5, 2019
Rahane has played in 58 Tests, 90 ODIs and 20 T20Is where he got more than 6,000 international runs across all the formats. The top-order batsman from Maharashtra is a regular face of Rajasthan Royals in IPL. Earlier he has played for Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiants in the cash-rich T20 league in India.