Boxing Day Test: Twitter elated after Ajinkya Rahane helps India to win second Test against Australia
India defeated Australia by eight wickets in the second Test at the Melbourne Cricket Cricket Ground on Tuesday. The four match-Test series is now level at 1-1. India skipper Ajinkya Rahane played a captain's knock to score his 12th Test century and helped India tow win the Boxing Day Test.
Twitter was elated with Ajinkya Rahane’s leadership skills and his determination which led him to score a ton. Twitterati couldn’t help but praise the Indian skipper for the brilliant win against Australia.
Many cricketing legends also praised Rahane’s performance in the second Test.
"I think he's done a great job to pick up the pieces from Adelaide with this team, lead really well in the field (Saturday) and you can see he's playing like a captain now as well," Ponting told cricket.com.au. Even India’s run-machine Virat Kohli while praising Ajinkya Rahane said, "Another great day for us. Proper test cricket at its best. Absolutely top knock from Jinks @ajinkyarahane88," Kohli tweeted after the end of the day's play.”
"Rahane is having a good Test match. He is playing a captain's innings, applying himself. Everyone has been complimentary about his captaincy, his field placements and bowling changes. I agree with them. He is calm and cool," batting legend Sunil Gavaskar told ABC Sport.