Indian Test vice captain Ajinkya Rahane is celebrating his 33rd birthday today and the cricket fraternity was not behind in making his special day even more special. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter and posted a video of Rahane’s gritty 115 run knock against South Africa in 2019 with the caption “Here’s wishing @ajinkyarahane88 – #TeamIndia’s Test vice-captain – a very happy birthday.”
Rahane’s IPL franchise Delhi Capitals also wished their ace player. “A perfectly timed birthday wish for Jinks, just like any of his classy shots. Happy Birthday @ajinkyarahane88”, wrote Delhi Capitals.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli took to his social media accounts to wish his compatriot on his special day. “Happy birthday jinks. Lots of peace, happiness to you and many more memorable partnerships with you.”
Rahane led India to a memorable win over Australia earlier this year. He led the team with the bat and stroked a magnificent hundred in Melbourne to turn the tables in favour of India. He was also hailed for his proactive leadership skills.
Rahane has represented India in 73 Tests, scoring 4583 runs at an impressive average of 41.29 with 12 centuries and 23 half-centuries. While Rahane has surprisingly underperformed in the limited-overs format, he has managed to score 2692 and 375 runs in 90 ODIs and 20 T20Is respectively. Rahane has also led India in five Tests, winning four of them. India have won all three ODIs under Rahane.
Here is how the cricket fraternity celebrated Rahane’s birthday.
1⃣8⃣3⃣ intl. games 👍
7⃣9⃣2⃣0⃣ intl. runs 💪
Most catches in a Test 👌
Sit back & enjoy one of his finest hundreds against South Africa 🎥 👇
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 6, 2021
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 💥 pic.twitter.com/ni8dhKxQlN
— ICC (@ICC) June 6, 2021
A perfectly timed birthday wish for Jinks, just like any of his classy shots 😉🤩
— Delhi Capitals (Stay Home. Wear Double Masks😷) (@DelhiCapitals) June 5, 2021
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 pic.twitter.com/ZCIEPA2hJC
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 6, 2021
The man with Golden Heart, Shadow of The wall, cool & positive attitude. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday 🎉
May God full fill your Dreams@ajinkyarahane88#AjinkyaRahane
— Munaf Patel (@munafpa99881129) June 5, 2021
— Washington Sundar (@Sundarwashi5) June 6, 2021
Happy Birthday to a चाबूक batsman, @ajinkyarahane88 🎂
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) June 6, 2021
When the stand-in skipper starred 💯
Ajinkya Rahane celebrates his birthday today. His Boxing Day Test ton was one not to be forgotten anytime soon! pic.twitter.com/wsSaN0JEqI
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) June 5, 2021