India’s consistent performer, Ajinkya Rahane has become the first overseas player from his country to sign for Hampshire in the County Championship. Not a novice to County cricket experience, the right-hander will be participating in the tournament this summer from May to the opening week of July.
The 30-year-old has been roped in as a replacement for South African batsman Aiden Markram, who has to cut short his association with Hampshire due to being called up for national duty in the World Cup.
Meanwhile, Rahane, who was overlooked for selection in the World Cup, will be looking forward to expanding upon his skillset and excelling in the challenging conditions. “I am excited to be the first Indian to play for Hampshire, a county which has a glowing reputation. I hope to score runs and win as a team and would like to thank BCCI for allowing me to play,” Rahane said.