Twitter Reaction: Ajinkya Rahane reaches eighth Test century
Published - Oct 9, 2016 6:04 am | Updated - Oct 9, 2016 6:04 am
India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane reached his eighth century in Tests courtesy of a ton against New Zealand at the Holkar Stadium in Indore. This is also Rahane’s second Test match century in this season of cricket. However, as far as Rahane is concerned, this would be a special century as it is one of the few centuries he has under the belt.
Social media handle twitter exploded with tweets following Rahane’s glance to fine leg, something that brought up his ton. As mentioned earlier, this would be a satisfying innings as far as Rahane would be concerned simply because he looked completely at ease when he went about his innings. While one of Rahane’s strong points is indeed being calm and collected, this particular innings was filled with classy shots from the blade of the 27-year old Indian vice-captain.
He also went on to stitch an impressive 250-run partnership with skipper Virat Kohli who seemed to be more than pleased with Rahane’s ton in spite of the fact that Kohli had brought up his century a few overs and an evening prior to that of his deputy.
Needless to say that a very interesting season beckons for India and Rahane as the Indians play their next few Test matches at home, something that would more than help them to hold onto their world number one ranking.
The Indians climbed to the summit of the world rankings courtesy of their wins in the first and second Tests against the visiting New Zealanders. However, should the Kiwis claim a win in the final Test, which seems quite unlikely, Pakistan would be in with a chance to be given the opportunity to clinch the Test mace once again.
Well played, Ajinkya Rahane. Man for all seasons, man for all reasons. Massive respect for the way he fought in this innings. #IndvsNZ
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 9, 2016
Took a single against a spinner on 98 to face the next over from a fast bowler on 99. That pretty much sums up Ajinkya Rahane. ??
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) October 9, 2016
Plays in any position..
Plays in any Condition..
The Real asset for the team
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) October 9, 2016
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) October 9, 2016
Rahane is the only batsman to make at least one 90+ score in each of India's last 9 Test series, starting from… https://t.co/X9gDX2lXbE
— bharath seervi (@bharathseervi) October 9, 2016
— Ashish Rane (@raneashish20) October 9, 2016
Well played Rahane.Not shying away from the short ball battle. Test cricket!! #indvsnz
— Anand Ashar (@Anand_Ashar83) October 9, 2016
Sunday morning! Hot Coffee!! In Front of TV !!! Kohli and Rahane on 100 !!!! India in Command !!!!! It cant get better than this #Indvnz
— kannan (@kannan23) October 9, 2016
A rahul dravid in the making. such calmness and aggression in his eyes. Hats off #Rahane.
Ind vs nz
— Nishit sinha (@nishit405) October 9, 2016
Like Dravid & Pujara,
Rahane is a classical batsman with solid defence. But he can also
pull out big shots when
needed. Well played sir
— zoy_pal (@zoy_pal) October 9, 2016
— true Maratha ?? (@TrueMaratha) October 9, 2016
Kohli may have flair and glamour in his batting but when it comes to hard fought runs in tight situations it has to be #Rahane
— cricketSaM (@indoriitweeter) October 9, 2016
Without applying sweep shot when you play spin well this shows how good footwork batsman is having Virat Rahane shown the way to play spin
— rajeev mishra (@rajeevmish) October 9, 2016
Superb gutsy 100 from Rahane! India's all weather test batsman! #INDvNZ
— Sameer Desai (@SameerDes) October 9, 2016
Kohli on the crease with 100+
Ajinkya Rahane scoring 100
You can't get better than this
Test at it's best #IndvsNZ
— Virat Kohli Club?? (@ViratsArmy) October 9, 2016
In the post senior era, Rahane has been leaps and bounds ahead of any other batsman in the team so far. #indvnz
— Ashwin Jayakumar (@ashwinjk90) October 9, 2016
— Kushal Phatarpekar (@kushalp06) October 9, 2016
— Sivabalan (@ImSbalan) October 9, 2016