Today is the 34th birthday of right-handed hitter Ajinkya Rahane.
Ajinkya Rahane, a right-handed batter, turns 34 on Monday, and social media is flooded with birthday greetings. Last year, Ajinkya Rahane, who is known as a team player, led India to a historic Test series victory against Australia. So, After getting bowled out for 36 in Adelaide and Virat Kohli returning home to give birth to his child. But Ajinkya Rahane stepped in as the stand-in captain and rallied the team to lead a remarkable comeback.
So, Ajinkya Rahane himself scored a century in the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and led from the front to help India stage a fightback to level the series. So, A string of injuries did not hamper India’s advance and the side went on to breach the Gabba fortress to defeat Australia 2-1 after losing the first Test.
Here are some birthday greetings for Ajinkya Rahane:
One of the most underrated cricketers, and the man who led India to it’s greatest ever overseas Test series win. Happy Birthday @ajinkyarahane88 . May God give you the strength to fight every challenge. pic.twitter.com/0isbDzFGOc
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 6, 2022
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) June 6, 2022
1⃣9⃣2⃣ international games 👍
8⃣2⃣6⃣8⃣ international runs 👌
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 6, 2022
One from our favourites folder. 💌
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) June 6, 2022
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) June 6, 2022
Ajinkya Rahane made his T20I and ODI debuts against England in 2011, and his maiden Test against Australia in Delhi in 2013.
So, Ajinkya Rahane has played 82 Tests, 90 One-Day Internationals, and 20 Twenty-20 Internationals for India, scoring 8,268 runs across all forms.
Also, he last played a Test against South Africa in January of this year, but he was left out of the Sri Lanka series. Following that, the batter played for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy and for KKR in the IPL. However, he was injured in the middle of the tournament and was forced to withdraw.
One of Ajinkya Rahane’s most notable innings occurred in 2014 when he went on to hit 103 against England on a Lord’s pitch that was assisting the fast bowlers. So, this hit was vital in India’s victory over England.