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Updated December 29th, 2023 at 17:00 IST

Ajinkya Rahane's post after India's awful batting vs SA goes viral; Netizens say 'good trolling'

In a video that was uploaded to his account after India's loss to South Africa, Ajinkya Rahane can be seen honing his batting technique at the training nets.

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Ajinkya Rahane with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma
Ajinkya Rahane with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma | Image:BCCI
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In the inaugural Test match between South Africa and India, South Africa emerged victorious, defeating India by an innings and 32 runs. The match, held between December 26 and 28, saw India posting 245 runs in their first innings, led by KL Rahul's impressive contribution of 101 runs. In response, South Africa showcased a commanding performance, registering a substantial 408 runs in their first innings, largely fueled by Dean Elgar's exceptional 185 runs. India's second innings saw them score a mere 131 runs, while Nandre Burger and Marco Jansen of South Africa delivered exceptional bowling performances. Dean Elgar's outstanding batting display earned him ‌Player of the Match recognition. The game took place at the SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium.

3 things you need to know 

  • India lost to South Africa by an innings and 32 runs 
  • Dean Elgar was named Player of the Match in the first Test
  • The Indian Cricket Team failed to perform at its best level

Also Read: SA beat India by an innings & 32 runs in 1st Test

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Ajinkya Rahane posts his practice clips 

India suffered a crushing loss to the South African side in the first Test match in Centurion. The home team played brilliantly with both the ball and bat. Dean Elgar was outstanding, scoring 185 runs in the first innings. Kagiso Rabada took five wickets in the first innings, while Nandre Burger, making his debut, took seven wickets in both innings.

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Virat Kohli tried to lead India to victory in the second innings, but his teammates were unable to hold the line, ultimately resulting in a defeat. One possible contributing aspect might have been the lack of Ajinkya Rahane's experience in the middle order. Rahane could have gone unnoticed during ‌squad selection, despite his reputation for creating vital partnerships with Kohli during red-ball matches.

Ajinkya Rahane recently posted a video to social media that demonstrated his commitment to practice, with the caption, "No rest days." In July of this year, he made his final appearance for India in 2023 during the West Indies tour. Rahane was crucial to India's triumphs abroad, especially when he led the team at the MCG without Kohli. Rahane made a strong response to criticism following his run-out in the first Test match against Australia, scoring a century and helping India win.

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Rahane is now playing domestic cricket. He is the captain of Mumbai and plays for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, where he was a member of the team that won the title in 2023. Rahane is eager to get back into the Indian team and hopes that his reliable performances will leave a lasting impression on the selectors.

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Fans react to Ajinkya Rahane’s post 

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Published December 29th, 2023 at 14:21 IST

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