The stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane who initiated the famous comeback at the Melbourne test refused to cut a cake that had the Australian national animal Kangaroo on top. Ajinkya Rahane created history by clinching the Border Gavaskar Trophy which will go down as one of the greatest series wins ever in test cricket. After facing humiliation at the hands of the Australian cricket team in the Adelaide test where India got to their lowest total ever, India went on to surge a great comeback in the second test.
With most of the senior players injured and the Indian captain Virat Kohli leaving Australia on paternal leave, the stage was set for a whitewash by the Australian team. But Rahane managed to pull up the team by scoring a match-winning century in the second test which propelled India to level the series 1-1.
It was then the efforts of the youngsters in the team who stood up and won the game at the Gabba where India have never won a test. Eventually, India won the series 2-1 and now the whole world is looking back at this achievement by the Indian team.
Ajinkya Rahane Refuses To Disrespect Australia
Ajinkya Rahane was welcomed really well in the city and he was greeted with a bouquet in the airport. His neighbours had also arranged him a cake for his extravagant performance as a batsman and as a captain in the tour of Australia. Rahane was about to cut the cake, but he noticed something peculiar which had a kangaroo at the top.
The Social Media was live while cutting the cake and Rahane after noticing the kangaroo on the top refused to cut the cake as it is the national animal of Australia and it would disrespect them.
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Undefeated Captaincy Record For Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane will be proud of the way the team responded after the downfall in the first test and he will be personally happy with the calls he made on the ground. His tactics were different from Virat Kohli’s but was effective enough and proved to be the difference between the two sides.
His remarkable captaincy record has continued from the ODI format to the Test Format where he hasn’t lost a game yet. His only loss as a captain came in the T20 format against Zimbabwe in 2015.