India’s deputy Test Captain Ajinka Rahane celebrates his 32nd birthday on Saturday (June 6, 2020) and wishes are pouring in for him from all around the world. The Mumbai-born batsman has been blessed with an impeccable technique and his numbers speak volumes of his prowess. Be it tackling the spinners in the rank turner of Feroz Shah Kotla, neutralizing the swing in the green track of Lord’s or facing the thunderbolts of Aussie pacers in Perth, the right-handed batsman rose to all the occasions and emerged as the cornerstone of the national team. Apart from his batting prowess, Rahane has also proved his mettle as a leader. Ajinkya Rahane Birthday Special: Interesting Facts About India’s Deputy Test Captain.
The star batsman made his T20I batsman alongside Rahul Dravid against England in 2011. Well, that was also the last T20I of Dravid. However, who knew that Indian cricket has got a new ‘Mr. Dependable.’ On numerous occasions, Rahane came to his side’s rescue when the top-order fell like a pack of cards. So far, he has piled up 4203 runs in 65 Tests with 11 centuries. Mostly known for his heroics in red-ball cricket, Rahane has 2962 in 90 ODIs. Also, one should not forget his abilities as a fielder. On the occasions of the batsman’s birthday, his fans went frenzy as #AjinkyaRahane became one of the top trends on Twitter. Meanwhile, have a look at how they wished him. Ajinkya Rahane Birthday Special: 10 Pictures of India’s Test Vice-Captain That Will Give You Family Goals.
— Shreyas Śhřəýű (@shreyu666) June 5, 2020
Happy Birthday @ajinkyarahane88 .
The Indian Vice-Captain turns 32 today, Ajinkya averages 51.22 in 21 test matches away from home.
— Sports Epilogue (@SportsEpilogue) June 6, 2020
Some Stats Here!!
1⃣7⃣5⃣ Int. matches
1⃣4⃣ centuries 💯
~ 5th Indian Batsman to score centuries in each innings of a Test.
~ 1st Indian to score century in World Test Championship.
~ 1st batsman to hit six fours in an over in IPL.
— Cricket Fiesta (@CricketFiesta1) June 6, 2020
What A knock!!
Just Few Hours To Go 🎂🥳 #HappyBirthdayAjinkyaRahane
Let's Make it Trend
— Ajinkya Rahane Fanclub (@AjinkyaRahane13) June 5, 2020
Happy Birthday Ajinkya Rahanene
— CricFit (@CricFit) June 6, 2020
🏏 7,540 International runs
🏏 14 international centuries
🏏Highest Number of catches by a Non-Wicketkeeper in a single Test match (8).
Here's wishing the maverick
— V I J U V I J A Y A N (@vijuvijayan6) June 6, 2020
Happy birthday to one of the best legendary middle order batsman and great fielder @ajinkyarahane88 .
47 half century
14 century .
Arjuna Award in 2016
— Ayush Ranjan (@AyushRa20371923) June 6, 2020
Rahane was last seen during the Test series between India and New Zealand earlier this year. His next assignment was set to get underway in IPL where he would have played his first season for Delhi Capitals. Unfortunately, however, just like many other major tournaments around the world, the T20 extravaganza also got postponed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, many reports suggest that the IPL 2020 can take place in October as the ICC T20 World Cup is likely to get shifted.
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