The day 1 of the India vs Australia Test match at the Adelaide could be labelled as bad for the visitors. India won the toss and decided to bat and by the time it was lunch the home side was having a day at the field as Virat Kohli and men were trotting on 56 for four. Amidst the difficult day, what caught the eye of the netizens was Ajinkya Rahane’s bat has the bat signed by legendary Rahul Dravid. Pat Cummins’ Stunning Direct Throw Sends Cheteshwar Pujara Packing During India vs Australia 2018, 1st Test (Watch Video Highlights).
Rahul Dravid and Rahane have played together for Rajasthan Royals. In fact Rahane has often attributed his improved batting to Rahul Dravid. "Best wishes, Rahul Dravid," was written on Rahane's bat which he used for the first Test at Adelaide. Check out the snap below: Rohit Sharma Gets Out After Hitting a Reckless Shot During India vs Australia 2018, 1st Test (Watch Video Highlights).
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Talking about the first Test match between India and Australia, wickets kept falling frequently. Only Cheteshwar Pujara headlined the day with a stunning knock of 123 runs from 246 balls. India’s veteran batsman, Sunil Gavaskar slammed the Indian batsmen for the dismal show. "That (poor outside the off-stump) is an understatement. They [India batsmen] were just reaching out for deliveries which they could have very well left alone. The only exception may be KL Rahul but all the others played shots that they could have avoided," said Gavaskar during the post-lunch show. The veteran cricketer also praised the hosts for the kind of cricket they played on day 1.