Ajinkya Rahane becomes India’s saving Grace, registers 5000 Runs in Test cricket comeback
Ajnkya Rahane stepped up in his Red ball cricket comeback to slam a fine fifty and save India from the blushes. Rahane with his classy fifty went on to register 5000 runs in Test Cricket.
IND vs AUS: Ajinkya Rahane yet again becomes India’s saving grace. Making a comeback into red ball cricket after more than 2 years, the 35-year old batter dragged India out of a perilous situation after India’s opening order collapsed against Australia in the all important WTC Finals. He also registered a fine milestone to bring up 5000 runs in Test cricket.
In a pitch where the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill has faltered, Ajinkya Rahane used his experience to his full usage to go on and a build a respectable partnership with Shardul Thakur.
Ajinkya Rahane dispatched Aussie skipper Pat Cummins for a massive sixer to bring up his fifty in a spectacular fashion. A half century from just 92 balls showcased the controlled aggression from the batter. A pull shot over long on for a maximum was enough for Rahane to register his 26th Fifty in Test cricket.
In another landmark scenario, Rahane registered 5000 runs in Test cricket. He became the 13th Indian batter to achieve this record. When it was deemed that his career in International cricket is over, Rahane made a strong comeback to imprint his name in the Playing XI for India. Rahane was dropped from red ball cricket 2 years ago after a series of inconsistent performances.
But Rahane had all to prove in IPL 2023. With Shreyas Iyer injured and Suryakumar Yadav failing to replicate his T20 form in ODIs and Test cricket, the team management was in a state of fix to solidify India’s middle order. But the entire scenario was changed when Rahane shocked everyone with a magnificent performance in IPL 2023.
Rahane hammered 2 fifties in 11 IPL innings where he managed to score 326 runs with an impressive strike rate of 172.49
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