Ajinkya Rahane is celebrating his 33rd birthday today on June 6, 2021, and received wishes from the Indian cricket fraternity on Twitter.
Rahane made his Test debut for India in 2013, but his limited-overs debut came in 2011. He became an important member of the Indian batting lineup, cementing himself at the no.5 spot. Rahane, a Mumbai native impressed one and all with his impressive catching abilities in slips and overall fielding acumen as well.
He has played 73 Tests scoring 4583 runs with 12 centuries to his name with a best of 188 at an average of 41.28. He has also played 90 ODIs, scoring 2962 runs with 3 centuries and a best of 111, while in 20 T20Is, Rahane has 375 runs with a best of 61 runs.
Rahane has been the Indian vice-captain in Test cricket for a long time and achieved one of the best results for the Indian team when he captained them to 2-1 Test series win over Australia in Australia recently.
This win was special after Virat Kohli came back home for the birth of his daughter after the humiliating defeat in the first Test in Adelaide when India was bowled out for 36 in the second innings. Rahane took over from Kohli in the remainder of three Tests and despite Indian players getting injured left, right, and center, led the team from the front, scoring a ton in MCG Test.
India won the Test series under his guidance and rightly received all the laurels possible.
Rahane remains one of the best batsmen in the world and a brilliant leader as well.
Today as he celebrates his 33rd birthday, Rahane received wishes from the fellow Indian cricket fraternity.
Here are the tweets: