New Delhi: After the embarrassing defeat of the first Test played in Adelaide on the Australian tour, Team India returned to the series with flying colors and recorded a historic victory over the Kangaroos. After Adelaide, Indian team captain Virat Kohli was on paternity leave while Mohammed Shami returned home after an injury.
In the absence of these two experienced players, Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) led the team brilliantly by playing for a century.
The sleeves of the century of Rahane were the most important
Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who took charge of the Indian cricket team in Boxing Day’s game, said his century in the second test played in Melbourne will be very special as he paved the way for victory in the series.
After scoring 112 points in the Boxing Day Test, Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) however declared that the century played at Lord’s Ground (July 17, 2014) was the best round of his career.
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The 32-year-old said he had not learned the importance of his innings in Melbourne, which laid the groundwork for India’s 2-1 series victory over Australia.
Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) told “Sports Today”: “It’s important to me that when I score points the team wins. I think these sleeves are really special for me. For me, winning test matches and series is a priority rather than an achievement.
He said: “But yes, the Melbourne Test Century was really special. I said in Melbourne that Lord’s Century is the most special to me, but a lot of people have told me that Melbourne Century’s sleeves are better than Lord’s.
Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) said: “I didn’t know how to react to this. But now I realize, given the circumstances after the Adelaide test match, Melbourne was really important for the Test Series and yes I felt the Melbourne heats were really special ”.