Ajinkya Rahane turns 34: 5 times he shook the world with his batting
- Ajinkya Rahane celebrated his 34th birthday on June 6
- Rahane's captaincy brought the Border-Gavaskar Trophy home after a victory in Australia
- The former vice-captain is not only a brilliant batter but a fantastic fielder too
Indian cricket player Ajinkya Rahane turns 34 on Monday. The Maharashtra born batsman has significantly contributed to India’s victory in the past several years. Known for his on-ground patience and resilience, his captaincy brought the Border-Gavaskar Trophy home after a splendid victory in Australia. The former vice-captain is not only a brilliant batter but a fantastic fielder too.
As the nation celebrates the veteran cricketer’s birthday, let’s look at 5 times Rahane shocked the world with his batting skills.
112 Vs Australia (Melbourne)
Indian standing test captain scored a whopping 112 runs facing 223 balls in the second test match against Australia including 12 fours in India’s first innings. The cricketer smashed a century in the match and helped the team together achieve a total of 326 runs in Melbourne Cricket Ground.
147 Vs Australia (Melbourne)
Rahane scored a whopping 147 runs out of a total 465 in the third test against Australia in the 2014-15 series. He made the brilliant score of 171 balls and united with Virat Kohli to put 262 runs before the visitors suffered a late collapse in the first innings. The match concluded in a draw.
103 Vs England (London)
Back in 2014, Rahane saved the team from collapse against England by delivering 103 runs off 154 balls. He showed composure and helped India make a score of 295 in total.
126 Vs Sri Lanka (Colombo)
Ajinkya Rahane made a century with a total of 126 runs off 243 balls against Sri Lanka. The team set a brilliant score of 413 in the second innings and secured a solid victory of 278 runs.
111 Vs Sri Lanka (Cuttack)
Rahane opened the innings with Dhawan and notched up his highest score in ODIs in 2014 against Sri Lanka. He smashed 111 off 108 balls, hitting 13 fours and two sixes in the match.