India performed below average in the 1st Test in Adelaide. In the 2nd innings of that game, they recorded the lowest ever total in the history of Indian Test cricket. The likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, and Virat Kohli failed to score good knocks in order to rescue their side, But, in the iconic Boxing Day Test, the tourists have bounced back strongly. Courtesy with Ajinkya Rahane, who scored a memorable knock of 112 runs. But, the stand-in skipper feels that his best ever ton was the one he played at Lord’s against England.
Rahane looked a mix-up of elegance and classical batting in the 1st innings of the Boxing Day Test. He smashed Aussie bowlers at his will throughout his knock before he got run-out. The 32-year-old showed the class of utmost level that left everyone stunned. He received praise from the cricketing fraternity for performing so well under the pressure of captaincy against a world-class bowling line-up. The middle-order batsman scored 112 runs in a difficult situation in a pressure game for Team India.
Ajinkya Rahane Picks His Favorite Test Cricket Knock
During an interview, Rahane said that his ton in the 2nd Test has a special place. But, his ton at Lords against England is his favorite knock ever throughout his cricketing career, “It was really special. Getting a century always is. Still feel that my hundred against England at Lord’s is my best.”
In 2014, Ajinkya Rahane had played a similar kind of knock at Lords against three lions. Team India was struggling at a score of 145 runs for a loss of 7 wickets. The visitors were under the threat of collapse when Rahane took the charge and stitched a partnership for 90 runs with bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumra. This helped India in posting a respectable total of 295 runs in that game. The right-handed batsman scored 103 runs studded with 15 boundaries and a glorious six.