Abhishek Santosh Raut is an Indian cricket player born in Maharashtra, India in 1987. This right handed batsman is a right arm legbreak googly player too. He made his debut in first class cricket in 2005. Presently, he is with the Rajasthan Royals team to play at the IPL 5 season 2012.
This aggressive player was signed by the team of Rajasthan Royals in 2008 in the IPL for a very low price, though he didn’t get a chance to play. Raut was even signed by the same team to play for the 2011 IPL matches.
In 2009, he was retained to the same team, where he made his IPL debut scoring 21 runs in 13 balls. He played in 9 matches scoring 78 runs with an average of 19.5, his top score being 36 against the Deccan Chargers. During this period, he made 5 fours and 3 sixes in the entire season.
In 2010, he played 6 matches scoring 56 runs with an average of 28, his top score being 31 making 3 fours and 3 sixes in the entire season.