Twitter shows concerns for Ajinkya Rahane after a string of consistent failures

Here's how Twitter reacted to Ajinkya Rahane's consistent failures.

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Indian middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane has been a consistent performer in the longest format of the game in his short span of career so far. His average and performance in this format of the game have never been a doubted for the Indian team after making his debut in 2013 against Australia. But a string of low scores in the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka at home is definitely causing some worries in the Indian dressing room especially before the big tour to South Africa, later this month. Many people on twitter also showed concerns and raised question regarding the current form of India’s vice captain.

Rahane has played 43 Tests in which he has scored 2816 runs at an average of nearly 45 with 9 hundreds to his name. He has been a key member of the Indian team while playing in the overseas conditions as he also supports a healthy average even outside the sub-continent. Both captain Virat Kohli and the team management would also like their best batsman to contribute to the highest levels.


Consistent poor scores a cause of worry for the Indian team

Rahane’s scores in this three-match Test series against Sri Lanka are 4, 0, 2 and 1 so far. It is also a fact ignoring the overcast conditions in the first match at Kolkata, the Lankan bowling has not looked par to anyways trouble the Indian batters. The rest of the Indian players have notched up big scores at will when given the opportunities. While Rahane has had his share of struggles in his short stay at the crease in the whole series so far. It is a big worry for the Indian team before the start of Test series in South Africa next year in 2018.

But even after consistent failures, everyone including the 29-year-old batsman himself knows how to comeback strongly and in a different mindset. Captain Kohli and the team management would also feel that Rahane is just one big knock away from getting back into his old and successful touch. And there could not be a better stage to make a comeback, then the overseas tours lined up next year, starting with a three-match Test series against Proteas in their own backyard in January 2018.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to Ajinkya Rahane’s consistent failures: