India’s Test specialist Ajinkya Rahane named his best knocks in Tests as well as in ODI format when asked by one of his fans.
Rahane is one of the pillars in the middle order of the Test side, who has not been able to retain his place in coloured clothing for India.
The Mumbai batsman tagged his Lord’s century against England and the knock he played against South Africa at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) his favourites in the two formats of the game.
Rahane helped India post a respectable total single-handedly during the first innings of Lord’s Test match. The reason why the innings was special is that it was played on an absolute green top, against the likes of James Anderson, Stuart Broad and others.
Ajinkya’s also played a scintillating knock at MCG against South Africa in the group stage match of 2015 ODI World Cup.
Until the South Africa series in India, Rahane was earmarked as the number four for India in ODIs. The game of musical chairs at the crucial position in the batting order.
Your favorite cricket knock? #AskAjinkya
— कँवर श्रवण सिंह राजपुरोहित (@_marvaaadi) April 7, 2020
103 at Lord’s and 79 at MCG (World Cup 2015) https://t.co/60jTuUz4rr
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) April 7, 2020
After bringing Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni, and Yuvraj Singh, the game of roulette turned to Rahane again during the 2018 South African tour of India.
A brief stint as the third opener in the fringe squad gave limited opportunities to Rahane before he went out of favour from the limited-overs setup.
His inability to rotate the strike and eating up dot-balls was heavily criticized. Also, his knock 40 off 35 balls on a belter of a pitch at home in Wankhede in the all-important semi-finals of the 2016 T20 World Cup received flak.