Ravi Shastri, Ajinkya Rahane share good times with fans after practice
History beckons for them as they take on South Africa in the match at Port Elizabeth.
Published - Feb 13, 2018 5:58 pm | Updated - Feb 13, 2018 5:58 pm
The Indian team enjoys immense popularity wherever they go. They have always found massive support from the fans at the different venues across the world. Also, the Indian cricketers are kind enough to oblige with autographs and pictures for the fans. The very same thing was evident when head coach Ravi Shastri and veteran batsman Ajinkya Rahane shared light moments with the fans.
On the eve of the fifth ODI against South Africa in the six match ODI series, the Indian team practiced very hard at the training session. History beckons for them as they take on South Africa in the match at Port Elizabeth. A win in the game will give India their first ever series win in the rainbow nation. It was not a surprise to see the fans flock the stadium when the Indian team practiced.
After the session was done, the fans asked the Indian team players for their autographs and even wanted to click pictures. Among the lot, the ones who were seen spending the most amount of time with the fans were head coach Ravi Shastri and batsman Ajinkya Rahane. Rahane was seen signing a lot of autographs for the fans.
The official social media handle of the BCCI posted a picture of the same and also had a caption to go along with it. They wrote, “#TeamIndia batsman @ajinkyarahane and Head Coach @ravishastriofficial oblige for a few autographs and selfies post practice #SAvIND.”
Here is the post that BCCI shared:
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Commenting on the importance of the game, team India is just one win away from registering a historic series win in South Africa. Moreover, it will also be their first win at the Port Elizabeth. They have lost on all previous five occasions when they have played at the venue.
They first played at the venue back in the year 1992. Out of their five defeats in ODIs at the venue, four have come against South Africa. The only other game where they lost at the venue was against Kenya in the year 2001.