Stand-in Indian skipper, Ajinkya Rahane completed his 12th Test century on Sunday as he played a magnificent knock against the Australians. Rahane came into bat at number four for team India after the Indian Cricket Team bulldozed the Kangaroos for just 195 runs on Day 1 of the Boxing Day Test.
After resuming proceedings from 36/1 on Day 2, team Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill carried forward the Indian innings but both the batsmen fell in quick succession. Ajinkya Rahane walked into bat at a crucial stage in the Indian innings and completed his century 195 balls. Team India now have a hefty lead over the Australians as they have cruised to an 80-run lead with Rahane and Ravindra Jadeja taking the charge.
Twitter was absolutely elated with Rahane’s grit and determination and the Twitterati couldn’t help but praise the Indian skipper for his brilliant knock against Australia.
Twitter Erupts After Ajinkya Rahane Smashes A Blistering Century Against Australia
In this article, we’ll bring the best Twitter reactions that led to Ajinkya Rahane’s praise and hailing.
Top class ton from skipper Ajinkya Rahane. This ton is at par with his 103 at Lord’s, 147 at MCG in 2014 & 96 at Durban in 2013. It’s so hard to imagine that his spot in the playing XI is often questioned by critics. Top player. This could be a series-defining ton #AUSvIND
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) December 27, 2020
CONGRATS FOR YOUR..
FIRST TON AS A CAPTAIN.. #BB14TheRKVShow
— ?иκʋя ♠ (@LostCause_AD) December 27, 2020
What a hundred. Been six-plus years, finally a knock to match his Lord’s century… Take a bow Ajinkya Rahane! #AusvInd
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) December 27, 2020
Rahane gets his ton! He has really stepped up. Very impressive. This Jaddu/Rahane partnership is giving Australia something to worry about. What a match thus far! ???? #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/WYxRWyNyzO
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) December 27, 2020
Ajinkya Rahane brings up 1⃣0⃣0⃣ number 1⃣2⃣ in Test cricket!
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) December 27, 2020
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) December 27, 2020
Serious innings by @ajinkyarahane88. Setting up to be a great test.
— Usman Khawaja (@Uz_Khawaja) December 27, 2020
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) December 27, 2020
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 27, 2020
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) December 27, 2020
— Unmukt Chand (@UnmuktChand9) December 27, 2020
.@ajinkyarahane88 playing the innings of a lifetime
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) December 27, 2020
Led the side well now Solid 100 by @ajinkyarahane88 Team India in the driving seat now
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) December 27, 2020
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) December 27, 2020
They also serve those who stand and wait.. @ajinkyarahane88 epitomises the undaunted spirit of the Mumbaikar. All those hours on the early morning Mumbai local to and fro to practise makes you a tough cookie! Super 100 by a top class player and fine man! Salute! #INDvsAUS
— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) December 27, 2020
A look at the Honours Board at the G.
.@ajinkyarahane88 scored a Test century in 2014 and here he is today all set to get his name engraved again.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 27, 2020
Quiet resolve, no histrionics, hall mark of that Ajinkya Rahane 100. Against a quality attack at a crunch time. Great Test hundred! ???#AusvIndia
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) December 27, 2020
A captains ? solid , gritty and calm just like his personality @ajinkyarahane88 sharp mind in field setting aswell ! @imjadeja looking great how good has he become batting lowerdown the order for?? ! Great start for @RealShubmanGill ! We are looking good for a decent lead ??
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) December 27, 2020
Brilliant hundred by @ajinkyarahane88 .
Determination and class.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 27, 2020
Well played @ajinkyarahane88 ..of course class is permanent & so is ‘B’bay’s Khadus School of batting’…Ind though has a mountain to climb to wipe out Adelaide avalanche…for now Test Crkt thrives..& how..!!!
— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) December 27, 2020
Team India In Commanding Position After Ajinkya Rahane’s Heroics
Team India are in the driving seat after their batsmen have displayed rock-solid performance. Shubman Gill was astute with the bat as he opened the innings. Cheteshwar Pujara once again failed to find his rhythm as he was dismissed for just 17 runs off 70 balls. Ajinkya Rahane kept ticking the scoreboard from one end.
Hanuma Vihari and Rishabh Pant stitched quickfire knocks to help India reach Australia’s total. Rahane and Jadeja then played gritty knocks to force Australia on the backfoot. Team India now leads by more than 80 runs. The Indian batsmen will love to take a hefty lead and then dismiss Australia on a low score.