Ajinkya Rahane scored a magnificent 89(129) in the first innings to take India to a respectable 296.
Former India captain Souraf Ganguly praised Ajinkhya Rahane’s sensational performance in the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final against Australia at the Oval. He said many underestimated him, but he fought well despite the fall of the opposing wicket. In the crucial final of WTC 2023, when the going got tough and the odds piled on, Lahain had a great shot. Chasing
469 points, India got off to a bad start by losing their top four batsmen. A flurry of attacks followed, leaving 71/4 in a serious predicament. It looked like the opponent was going to end the inning with India’s striking power. However, Ajinkhya Lahane ruined their plans and played excellent cricket. The right-handed batsman’s crucial 71-run partnership with Ravindra Jadeha, 48, followed by a 109-run partnership with Shardur Thakur, 51, proved decisive.
After the knock, former BCCI president Ganguly praised Rahane for his impressive return to Test cricket after 18 months. He pointed out that even Lahain would have let himself down, but in the end he made a strong comeback with his punches and should be proud of himself.
“What a wonderful thing after 18 months. He (Lahain) has been absent from Test cricket for 18 months. As an Indian cricket batsman, coming back and asserting himself isn’t easy. I think it’s very big. There have been many comebacks in the past, but there has never been a comeback after such a long time. he was great He fought hard despite the falling wickets on the other side. “He will be very proud of what he has done by lunchtime,” Ganguly told Star Sports.
Shardur Thakur did well for India: Ganguly
Ganguly also praised Shardur Thakur for half a century of outstanding service. Thakur, in particular, played a key role in stabilizing India’s innings, scoring the third of a 50-game scoring streak at the venue.
“He showed the locker room time and again that if he bids, with a little bit of luck India has, he can keep hitting hitters.” Kudos to that pitcher, Rahane, he was excellent and so was Shardur Thakur. He fought well for India. “It’s a good fight for India,” Ganguly added.
Rahane has shown his place on the biggest stage of his career, returning to the Indian squad after an 18-month hiatus. Scoring 89 points on 129 pitches, he put in a great performance against Pat Cummins, Mitchell Stark and Scott Vorland to help India move closer to Australia’s result and avoid post-match elimination. contributed.