Fans on Twitter erupted in joy after Indian batter Ajinkya Rahane played a magnificent knock in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final against Australia. They lauded the batter for his exceptional performance and said that he waited 18 long months for his chance and delivered on a big stage,
Ajinkya Rahane slams a magical ton in the ICC WTC Final
Indian batter Ajinkya has proved to be the light at the end of a long tunnel for India in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship (WTC) Final against Australia. The right-hander has batted exceptionally well and has played a magnificent knock.
Ajinkya Rahane came to bat when India was suffering at 50/3. The batter showed great patience and also punished bad balls as well. He first stitched 71 runs partnership with Ravindra Jadeja (48) and saved India from humiliation in the first innings.
After the wicket of Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane took charge and played exceptionally well. Luck too favoured him as he survived a few close calls. But nothing to take away from him as he played a knock of ages.
Ajinkya Rahane ended with the knock of 89 runs at the big stage and made sure that he take his team close to Australia’s first-innings total of 469 runs. He oozed his class as he played some magnificent drives and gave some joy to Indian fans.
Twitter reacts as Ajinkya Rahane scores 89 runs in the ICC WTC Final
As Ajinkya Rahane slams a staggering 89-run knock in the ICC WTC Final, fans on Twitter reacted to it. They lauded the batter for a sensational show at the big stage and here are some of the reactions:
Well played, Rahane.
Missed a well deserving hundred by just 11 runs, but what a knock, One to remember in his life, returning to the Test team after 512 days. pic.twitter.com/dpv015S1RV
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 9, 2023Advertisement
Proud of you
— Alya Vural (@zeydcarey) June 9, 2023Advertisement
Thank you king
— 🦥💉 (@dtsaae) June 9, 2023Advertisement
I can’t tell you how thankful whole INDIA is to you SIR AJINKYA RAHANE😭❤️ words cannot describe what you have done for us ict fans 🔥👏🏻Advertisement
— Umair (@umairrr_20) June 9, 2023
Rahane has to walk off but what an innings . The class , the saviour and the legend. Hands down !! 🇮🇳
— Wasxi (@iwasxi) June 9, 2023
— 🦋𝙆𝙖𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙞 🇮🇳 (@Kasturi_FanGirl) June 9, 2023
He waited 18 months for this!
Was written off, almost forgotten, but never seemed to give up. Went back to domestic cricket, to the drawing board and waited his turnAdvertisement
— MOHAN BADGUJAR (@badgujarmoh99) June 9, 2023
Well played Ajinkya Rahane 🙌 pic.twitter.com/viGUMCo3fdAdvertisement
— Hemant (@hemant_18_0) June 9, 2023
TAKE A BOW, AJINKYA RAHANE.Advertisement
89 in 129 balls with 11 fours and a six. An innings to remember on the Test return, what a knock. He made a grand comeback! No words can describe his contribution today. pic.twitter.com/g2oRbI41jk
— Aadarsh (@AadarshParab) June 9, 2023
What a knock Ajinkya Rahane 👏
— Krish (@143NotOut) June 9, 2023Advertisement
TAKE A BOW, AJINKYA RAHANE.
He scored 89 runs from 129 balls against Australia in WTC Final in tough situation for India. What an innings from Ajinkya & What a comeback. INCREDIBLE, AJINKYA. pic.twitter.com/GhWgA5tOjxAdvertisement
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) June 9, 2023
What a comeback knock @ajinkyarahane88 Well played 89 of 129 balls..In such difficult scenario you've done a great job ❤️Take a Bow Jinks ❤️ @BCCI #INDvAUS #WTCFinal2023 #WTCFinal @StarSportsIndia #AjinkyaRahane what a comeback it's turning out to be ❤️Advertisement
— Aman Kr (@AmanKr782021303) June 9, 2023
Well played champion 🙌.
Ajinkya Rahane 89(129).
India 261/7. pic.twitter.com/fojYZhYCZyAdvertisement
— Pawanism (@Gopi_Kalyan_Fan) June 9, 2023
Ajinkya Rahane 🇮🇳……
Truly Iconic 🇮🇳 ❤❤🩹…. pic.twitter.com/TshtGnG8eFAdvertisement
— Stunner 13:1 🇮🇳💙 (@Clownkillers007) June 9, 2023
It's over to Lord now 🥲
That was a great innings tbh @ajinkyarahane88 Advertisement
— Mr. Roყ (@royanenenu) June 9, 2023
Well played #AjinkyaRahane 👏👏👏
A match saving innings 💪💪
— akindtamizhan (@akindtamizhan) June 9, 2023
— Zahid Hasan (@ZahidHa68) June 9, 2023
Cameron Green takes a blinder at Gully as Pat Cummins dismissed well set Ajinkya Rahane, India needs 9 runs to avoid follow-on pic.twitter.com/X2ipSTmRrA
— Gurkanwal Singh Dhillon (@00gurkanwal00) June 9, 2023