Twitter showed mixed reactions after Ajinkya Rahane gets out cheaply on Day 1 in Johannesburg

In the third and the final Test of the ongoing series between South Africa and India in Johannesburg, Ajinkya Rahane was finally picked by India skipper Virat Kohli in place of Rohit Sharma.


Rahane was surprisingly omitted from the Indian lineup from the first two Tests. This had come as a big surprise for many as Rahane was a pre-series favorite to perform in the South African conditions.

It is worth noting that Rohit Sharma had a dismal run in South Africa conditions, and it did not improve much this time either. Having said that, the Indian team management stressed on the fact that Rohit was picked in the playing XI owing to his superior form in the recent times. Also, at the very same time, Rahane’s cumulative of 17 runs in 5 Test innings in the home series against Sri Lanka did not help his cause.


Amidst this backdrop, many believed that it was high time Ajinkya Rahane got his due share of chance in the series. With the series already lost, India had nothing but pride to play for.

At the Wanderers, Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first on a bowler friendly wicket. Well, the moment arrived for Rahane to show his prowess after the dismissal of Virat Kohli.

Rahane did well to see the first few minutes of his stay at the crease. But he had to walk back after scoring 9 off 27 deliveries. He was given LBW on Morne Morkel’s delivery which nipped back and stayed low.

One could easily tip Rahane to be unlucky as it was a very close call. But in the end, Rahane show’s came to a meek end.

Here is how the fans reacted to the dismissal of Ajinkya Rahane:

https://twitter.com/imTanisha18_7/status/956152273658298372

https://twitter.com/FranklinnMJ/status/956149004525453312

https://twitter.com/imshaan17/status/956145244730408961

https://twitter.com/RaijinAntony/status/956145014345678849

https://twitter.com/OmkarJaju/status/956171506064678912

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