Ajinkya Rahane ended a 3-year wait for his Test century at home when he reached the three-figure mark on Day 2 of the third Test against South Africa in Ranchi on Sunday.
Rahane slammed his 11th Test hundred and second of the year wherein the Indian vice-captain put behind his batting troubles and hit peak form.
He resumed batting at the JSCA International Stadium on his overnight score of 83 and got going with a cracking cover drive against the Proteas pacer Anrich Nortje. Rahane got to his landmark in just 169 balls, having hit 14 fours and a six.
Before Sunday, Rahane had not scored a century at home since hitting 188 against New Zealand in Indore on October 8, 2016.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Ajinkya Rahane’s ton:
— Twitter Moments India (@MomentsIndia) October 20, 2019
Here it is!
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 20, 2019
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) October 20, 2019
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) October 20, 2019
Very fluent century from @ajinkyarahane88. Made batting look easy. Good to see. The innings of an assured player
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 20, 2019
— Kings XI Punjab (@lionsdenkxip) October 20, 2019
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) October 20, 2019
Well played @ajinkyarahane88. This was a top class hundred.
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) October 20, 2019
Rahane's last two Test century:
vs WI – Came to bat when India were 25/3
vs SA – Came to bat when India were 39/3
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) October 20, 2019
Hundred for Ajinkya Rahane 🤩 pic.twitter.com/zzOI5MQ4NY
— Shuβh Aggarwal (@shubh_chintak) October 20, 2019
Century for Rahane! pic.twitter.com/yKMzu0kkEZ
— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) October 20, 2019
You call it Lady Luck or Baby Luck, Ajinkya Rahane gets to his first 💯 at home after 3 long years just after becoming a proud father to an angel.
Congratulations Jinx @ajinkyarahane88 💐🇮🇳
— T#€ 🅱💙🆖 Gu¥ (@SarkarSpeaking) October 20, 2019
Ajinkya Rahane proving his worthiness in the team after breaking the shackles with a brilliant 💯, 11th of career, 4th at home & 💯 after 3 years at home!
Well done Jinxxx 👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/7iSteq6Dx1
— ʀᴏꜱʜᴀɴ ᴀɢʀᴀᴡᴀʟ (@RoshanAgrawal98) October 20, 2019
— Rathod Yuvrajsing (@Yuvrajsing_18) October 20, 2019
— Billa Suresh Naidu (@Billa1526) October 20, 2019