Happy Birthday Ajinkya Rahane, the crisis man turns 33 today

Rahane celebrates his 33rd birthday today. Man of less words and more action, has always pulled out India from tough situation. A look at how his birthday is being celebrated.

Indian Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane turns 33 today. The man has never been too much into the face but has delivered whenever India was in a spot of bother. Ajinkya Rahane was born on June 06, 1988. Happy birthday to the karate kid.

Rahane has 4583 runs in 73 Test with an average of 41.29 with 12 centuries. In 90 ODI’s Rahane has 2962 runs to his name. In T20I’s he has amassed 375 in 20 games. In IPL, Rahane has 3941 runs to his credit in 151 matches.

Rahane captained in Kohli’s absence during India’s 2020-21 tour of Australia. Kohli was on paternity leave after the first Test on the Australia tour, where India was all-out for just 36 in the second innings. India lost that match. Rahane took the responsibility for this very tough situation, led India in the remaining three Tests of the series. He steered India to a thrilling 2-1 Test series win.

Rahane is in England with Team India preparing for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton to be played from June 18.

Wishes poured in for Rahane from all corners of the world on social media. Discussing his international numbers to Rahane’s century innings – all kinds of tributes were on display. Check all of it here. ajinkyarahane88 being the Twitter handle of Ajinkya Rahane.

ICC Tweeted,
“Happy birthday, ajinkyarahane88!
He has scored 7920 runs in 183 internationals so far and recently led India to the famous Border-Gavaskar Trophy victory in Australia in 2020-21”


BCCI wrote –

183 intl. games
7920 intl. runs
Most catches in a Test
“Here’s wishing ajinkyarahane88 – #TeamIndia’s Test vice-captain – a very happy birthday.
Sit back & enjoy one of his finest hundreds against South Africa”

Radhika Dhopavkar, Ajinkya Rahane’s wife took to Instagram to wish Rahane this special message.

“To the boy I loved and the man I love even more. Thank you for all that you are and all that you continue to be. Happy birthday  ajinkyarahane”

Cricket Australia wished through a Rahane special hundred and wrote –

“When the stand-in skipper starred Hundred points symbol.
Ajinkya Rahane celebrates his birthday today. His Boxing Day Test ton was one not to be forgotten anytime soon!”

Mumbai Indians, Rahane’s state team wished Rahane this special message.

“Happy Birthday to a चाबूक batsman, ajinkyarahane88
Here’s wishing him more important knocks in national colors”
#OneFamily #MumbaiIndians BCCI

Delhi Capitals, Rahane’s current IPL Team, shared this message to celebrate his birthday.

“A perfectly timed birthday wish for Jinks, just like any of his classy shots
Happy Birthday, ajinkyarahane88”
#YehHaiNayiDilli #HappyBirthdayRahane

Virender Sehwag wished Rahane – the karate kid in his signature style.

“The Karate Kid in you was seen in Australia. After the 36 all out in Adelaide, the way you led from the front in a historic test series victory will always be etched in every Cricket lover’s memory. Happy Birthday, ajinkyarahane88. Kee May”

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