Ajinkya Rahane’s fifty on Day 3 of the World Test Championship 2023 Final (WTC 2023) was the result of a valiant effort. He was the first Indian batsman to achieve a fifty in the final of the World Test Championship. At the time this article was written, he was approaching a Test century. The return of Rahane, who was omitted from the Test squad after India’s loss in South Africa, has been inspiring. Since then, Rahane has resolved his mental and technical issues to recover in style. He scored over 600 runs in the Ranji Trophy and had a significant impact on the 2023 Indian Premier League. He scored 326 runs for the IPL 2023 champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK). His aggression and his transformation during the international break stood out.
Due to his performance in domestic cricket and the Indian Premier League, he was recalled to the Test squad, and in his first innings back, he scored fifty runs when the top-order batsmen failed to score.
After his strike, fans on Twitter praised Rahane. One admirer shared an old statement from IPL 2023 made by Rahane. This declaration was, “My best is yet to come.”
Check out the top reactions to Rahane’s triumphant Test return below:
Rahane wasn’t joking. pic.twitter.com/9HKLTPl6fN
— Heisenberg ☢ (@internetumpire) June 9, 2023
Best Test Batsman Of India In Overseas Conditions.
Ajinkya Rahane, Yellove 💛 pic.twitter.com/I5K7NoIP5l
— ` (@rahulmsd_91) June 9, 2023
In contrast to the performance of the other top-order batsmen, Rahane’s innings appears to be more impressive. The scores of openers Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma were 14 and 15, respectively. Virat Kohli also received the toss, but he failed to live up to the standard he has set. Kohli was ultimately ridiculed for consuming his lunch shortly after exiting the building. Additionally, fans criticised Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara for their subpar performance in the first innings. After being requested to bat first, Australia accumulated 469 runs on the board. Steve Smith and Travis Head contributed significantly to their accomplishment.