Ajinkya Rahane won a huge accolade for his superb innings of 112 in the first innings of the second Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Melbourne. Got to bat at 3/64. The middle-order batsman played a typical captain’s innings and batting throughout the day ensured that India finished the day with an overall lead of 82 runs.
Rahane started the third day on a score of 104, but unfortunately he was able to add just eight runs to his tally before being run out. All this happened when Ravindra Jadeja, trying to complete his half-century, attempted a risky single which caused the captain to miss a few inches from reaching the crease.
After which Rahane was described as ‘run out’, but instead of showing any disappointment and resentment, the captain consoled his teammates, urging him to keep on doing well, this was what made him very popular on social media Received appreciation.
The Mumbai batsman talked about his run-out after the day’s play. Where he said that he initially thought that he had reached the crease. He also revealed what he said to Ravindra Jadeja in the immediate aftermath.
Ajinkya Rahane told,
“I initially thought I was in. I told him (Jadeja) not to worry about my run out and keep on doing well.“
By the end of the game on the third day, Australia has scored 133/6 and Australia has taken a two-run lead. Earlier India’s first innings ended on 326 runs. Ajinkya Rahane scored 112 runs in the match, while Ravindra Jadeja also scored a half-century.