A right-arm medium pacer from Maharashtra, Rohan Raje first appeared for Mumbai in the 2007 domestic Twenty20 tournament, after which he went on to make his List A debut in 2008.
Raje had not played a single first-class game when he was signed by the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians for the inaugural editions in 2008. He had two wonderful seasons with the team, under the captaincy of Sachin Tendulkar. His slower ball even caught the captain's eye and his efforts paid off when he picked crucial wickets in the middle stages of the tournament in the 1st season. A first-class debut then came in 2010, as Raje played his first match for Mumbai against the Railways, where he impressed by picking three wickets.