Ajinkya Rahane pleased to meet former cricketer Rahul Dravid
Dravid is one of the colossus figures of Indian cricket.
Published - Jul 20, 2018 3:28 pm | Updated - Jul 20, 2018 3:28 pm
Rahul Dravid was one of the greatest cricketers India have ever produced. He possessed a solid technique and an unruffled mindset that earned him a number of laurels in his cricketing career. He played 164 Tests and 344 ODIs in which he racked up 13,288 and 10,889 runs respectively. The Karnataka-born cricketer also boasts of playing the most number of deliveries in the longest format.
He made his India-debut back in 1996 and his career spanned 16 years. His last international appearance came during the Adelaide-Test of India’s tour of Australia back in 2012, the same contest in which Virat Kohli, the current Indian skipper notched his maiden ton in red-ball cricket. Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane met the retired Indian cricketer and was delighted to rub shoulders with him.
He took to Twitter, posted his picture along with Dravid and wrote, “Always a pleasure meeting Rahul bhai. Loved batting with him… now love chatting all things cricket and much more with him!! #legend”
Here is Rahane’s post
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) July 19, 2018
Rahane’s stop-start phase of his career
Rahane has gone through a rough patch in the last few months. He was appointed as the captain of the Rajasthan Royals after Steve Smith couldn’t make the cut owing to the ball-tampering scandal. He wasn’t able to perform as per expectations, neither with the willow nor as the skipper. He scored one half-century in the event against the Sunrisers Hyderabad but couldn’t take them over the finishing line.
He was subsequently bashed by the supporters for his lacklustre batting. The 30-year-old also didn’t find a place in India’s limited-overs squads for the ODI and T20I series against England and Ireland respectively. Nevertheless, he was drafted in the team for India’s five-match Test series against England, which starts from the first week of August. The first Test will be played at Edgbaston in Birmingham on August 1.
For more news and developments, stay tuned on CricTracker.com.