IND vs SA: Twitter Reacts As Ajinkya Rahane Gets Dismissed Cheaply Once Again
IND vs SA: Twitter Reacts As Ajinkya Rahane Gets Dismissed Cheaply Once Again

Indian middle-order batter Ajinkya Rahane might have played a fluent knock in the second innings of the Johannesburg Test but he fell cheaply on Day 1 of the final Test in Cape Town.

India opted to bat once again after winning the toss for the third time in the series. Skipper Virat Kohli had no qualms in choosing to bat with the idea of setting up a big total on the board and building the pressure.

However, they were in trouble early on as both the openers fell within the first hour of play. Cheteshwar Pujara and Kohli then stitched a 62-run partnership before the former was dismissed by a peach from Marco Jansen in the second session.

Mayank Agarwal. Photo- Getty
Mayank Agarwal. Photo- Getty

Out walked Ajinkya Rahane who was favored over Hanuma Vihari. There were a lot of expectations from Rahane but he failed to live up to them as he was sent back by Kagiso Rabada on 8.

The delivery he received was rather unplayable and there was nothing much that Rahane could have done. In addition, it was the first ball after the drinks break and Rahane couldn’t get his concentration back. Nevertheless, calls for his axing grew louder after the failure.

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane. (Photo: Twitter)

Vihari, who was sent to South Africa for India ‘A’ tour, played in the second Test and scored some handy runs playing with the lower-order. Unfortunately, as Dravid had hinted, senior players were the priority and Rahane was included over Vihari in the Test.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Ajinkya Rahane’s dismissal:


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