The vice-captain of India’s Test team, Ajinkya Rahane, celebrates his birthday today, June 6. The right-handed elegant batsman, who has been a regular in India’s middle order in the longest format, has been producing some phenomenal performances over the years. Recently, he led India to a memorable victory in Australia in the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli.
India were humiliated in Adelaide, when they were bowled out for a mere 36 in the second innings and lost the match. After that, it was Ajinkya Rahane, who showed the way to the other members of the squad. Leading from front in Melbourne, Rahane scored a magnificent century to help India win the Boxing Day Test.
Over the years, Rahane hasn’t been that consistent, but his performances have always come at a crucial time and stats provide the evidence. His 9 of the 12 centuries have come in a winning cause, while the remaining three have helped India draw the Test match, thus proving to be a great asset to the team.
This year, India is set to play a plethora of Tests in England and yet again, the hopes of fans will be on Rahane’s performances. On the occasion of his birthday, he received warm wishes from India’s captain Virat Kohli, his teammate Rishabh Pant, some of the former Indian cricketers and numerous fans.
Here are the wishes:
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) June 6, 2021
The Karate Kid in you was seen in Australia. After the 36 all out in Adelaide , the way you led from the front in a historic test series victory will always be etched in every Cricket lover’s memory. Happy Birthday @ajinkyarahane88 Kee May pic.twitter.com/ZCIEPA2hJC
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 6, 2021
1⃣8⃣3⃣ intl. games 👍
7⃣9⃣2⃣0⃣ intl. runs 💪
Most catches in a Test 👌
Sit back & enjoy one of his finest hundreds against South Africa 🎥 👇
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 6, 2021
Happy Birthday to a man who has played such an instrumental role in India reaching the WTC finals. Most runs for India in WTC – 1095 Runs and outstanding leadership which led to an unforgettable series win in Australia.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) June 6, 2021
Wish you a very Happy Birthday Brother @ajinkyarahane88 🎉.. Lots of love to you & your family.. Best wishes
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) June 6, 2021
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) June 6, 2021
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) June 6, 2021
Happy birthday, @ajinkyarahane88!
He has scored 7920 runs in 183 internationals so far and recently led India to the famous Border-Gavaskar Trophy victory in Australia in 2020-21 💥 pic.twitter.com/ni8dhKxQlN
— ICC (@ICC) June 6, 2021
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