Snatched the central contract … then returned to the Test team after 15 months, now expressed confidence by handing over the vice captaincy


Ajinkya Rahane Appointed as Vice Captain in WI Tests: The last 18 months have been very volatile for experienced batsman Ajinkya Rahane. This right-handed batsman was first dropped from the Test team due to poor performance, then the central contract was also snatched away. When he returned to the Test team after 15 months, he turned out to be a better batsman than his fellow players. Now he has been appointed as the vice-captain by the BCCI for the Test series on Team India’s tour of the West Indies.

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed Ajinkya Rahane as the vice-captain of the Indian cricket team for the West Indies tour. Before Rahane was stripped of the vice-captaincy, but seeing his brilliant performance in the World Test Championship Final (WTC Final), the Indian board has reposed faith in him. Rahane has been given the vice-captaincy of the Test team in place of Cheteshwar Pujara. (Instagram)

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Ajinkya Rahane was dropped from the team in January 2022 due to poor performance on South Africa tour. After this he was dropped from the central contract. Still this batter did not give up. Rahane performed brilliantly in Ranji matches during this period. Whose reward he got through his return to the Test team. He got a place in the Indian Test squad for the World Test Championship final played against Australia. The batsman, who plays domestic cricket for Mumbai, grabbed the opportunity after a long time with both hands.(Instagram)

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Ajinkya Rahane played the role of a troubleshooter in the WTC final. In the first innings, where Team India had lost 4 wickets for 71 runs, on the other hand, Rahane kept a peg on the wicket. In front of the Kangaroo pacers, he showed amazing restraint and did excellent batting with patience. Despite a finger injury, he continued to take on the kangaroos. Rahane has now got the reward for this on the West Indies tour. And the BCCI has again entrusted him with the responsibility of vice-captaincy.(Instagram)

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Ajinkya Rahane emerged as India’s best batsman in the WTC final. He scored 89 runs in the first innings while he contributed 46 runs in the second innings. Earlier, Rahane did not even get a place in the home Test series against Sri Lanka this year. He got a chance to play in the WTC final directly after the series against South Africa. (Instagram)

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Ajinkya Rahane scored 634 runs in 7 matches of Ranji Trophy this season, while playing for Chennai Super Kings in the 16th edition of IPL, he scored 326 runs with his bat. Dhoni reposed faith in Rahane and he did not disappoint his captain. Rahane was seen batting in a different way in IPL. (Instagram)

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