India’s deputy skipper Ajinkya Rahane not only led the team to a memorable victory in the second Test of the series against Australia on Tuesday, but also joined an elite roster following his hitter masterclass in the Boxing Day Test. The middle order hitter added another feather to his cap when his name was engraved on the MCG Honors Board for the second time, after hitting a masterful hundred in the first innings. “After a masterclass batting in the Boxing Day Test against Australia, #TeamIndia captain @ajinkyarahane has engraved his name on the MCG Honors Board for the second time,” the Indian cricket team wrote the video on Instagram.
Rahane was also the inaugural Mullagh Medal winner after winning the Man of the Match award in the second Test. The Boxing Day Test Player of the Match Medal has been named in honor of pioneering indigenous cricketer Johnny Mullagh.
Rahane declined to take the credit for his Man of the Match show in the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. After hitting the winning run to seal victory on Tuesday, the batsman immediately pointed to the team’s brilliant show.
“Really proud of all players. Very well played. I want to praise the debutants (Mohammed) Siraj and (Shubman) Gill, the character they showed after the loss in Adelaide was great to see,” he said in the post-match . presentation.
Rahane said: “Character was important to us, especially after the loss to Umesh in the second innings. That (five-bowler plan) worked well for the need to show character after being hammered into the pink ball test in the Adelaide Oval. Nice us. We thought about having an all-rounder and Jadeja is brilliant for us. “
While Gill didn’t set fire to the stands, he certainly endured the fire thrown at him by duo Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins. And Rahane quickly pointed out how tall the boy was. He also praised Siraj for getting up and being counted, especially as India missed Umesh in the second innings.
“Shubman, we all know his first-class career and in this game he has shown his intention to shoot at this level. Has shown calmness. Siraj has shown that he can bowl with discipline. It’s really hard for novices to compete. to bowling. discipline, but that’s where I think the first-class experience comes in handy, ”he said.
Commenting on the conversation in the locker room after losing the first test, he said, “The conversation was all about showing attitude and intention on the field. Like I said, character. Adelaide was about an hour away. took the game away from us. Even now still a lot to learn. Australia focused on their last five wickets. “
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