The fan following of captain Ajinkya Rahane, who led the Indian cricket team to a historic victory in the Border-Gavaskar Test series played in the absence of Virat Kohli, has increased considerably. Rahane, who became very calm on the field, is winning the hearts of people by his behavior outside the field. When the captain returned home after creating history in Australia, he was greeted by the neighbors with a band and a cake on which Kangaroo was made, but Captain Ajinkya Rahane flatly refused to cut it.
Captain Ajinkya Rahane, vice-captain of the Indian cricket team, is known for his calm behavior and simplicity. In the absence of Virat Kohli, he added a golden chapter in Indian cricket by giving India a historic win in the Border-Gavaskar series. After this, when he returned home, his neighbors welcomed him with drums and along with a cake for his welcome, on which kangaroos were made.
Ajinkya Rahane tells Harsha Bhogle why he refused to cut the cake.
Yes, I did. The kangaroo is Australia’s national animal. I did not want to hurt anyone’s honor. You have to beat the opposition team, you need to give respect despite defeat and victory. Even if you win, you create history, but I think you should also give respect to the opponent. That was the reason why I refused to cut the cake then. ‘
Why is Rahane’s victory so big?
The Indian cricket team’s tour of Australia was a success as it returned to India by beating Australia 2–1 in the Border-Gavaskar series. This series raised the height of Indian cricket in world cricket. In fact, the series started with the Adilate Test, where the entire team captained by Virat Kohli was all out for just 36 runs and India suffered a humiliating defeat.
But then Virat Kohli returned to India for a paternal holiday. Then Ajinkya Rahane took over the captaincy and made a comeback in India’s series by scoring a century in the Boxing Day Test and played an important role in winning by 8 wickets. This withdrawal gave new energy to the Indian team, which was clearly seen in the series ahead. After this the historic draw of Sydney Test is hardly forgotten by any cricket fan.
History created in Gaba
On the other hand, one experienced player has been injured and landed in the final Test match with the India youth team at the Gabba ground, where Australia had been winning Test matches continuously for 33 years.
On that ground, India’s team of young players defeated Australia by 3 wickets and won the series 2–1 and retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Today Ajinkya Rahane’s captaincy is being praised all over the world for this historic victory.