Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane’s century in the first innings of the Boxing Day Test being played against Australia has won a lot of praise from all the fans as well as former cricketers and pundits.
Ajinkya Rahane, who came to bat when India were leading 3/64 after losing two big wickets in the form of Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara, played a great Test match, a symbol of skill, patience, flexibility and determination. .
Rahane formed a vital partnership with Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, and Ravindra Jadeja and playing 112 innings ensured that India took a lead of 131 runs. Fans including Shane Warne, Sunil Gavaskar have called Melbourne’s century his best century but Rahane still considers his century at Lord’s in 2014 to be the best.
Ajinkya Rahane said in the post-match interview,
“It was really special.It is always special to score a century. Still it seems that my century against England at Lord’s is my best. “
Ajinkya Rahane’s century against England at Lord’s in the summer of 2014 was his best innings against English pacers and he played a crucial innings of 103 runs. No other batsman from India supported him in this match, however in the lower order, he had formed a significant partnership of 90 runs with Bhuvneshwar Kumar. With the help of which India scored 295 runs.
With the help of this historic innings of Rahane, India registered a victory of 95 runs in the Lord of the Mecca of cricket after 28 years. Earlier, Australia also scored 147 runs in the Boxing Day Test against Australia in 2014 and played a key role in the team’s victory. But Rahane considers Lord’s century to be the best.