Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane differs from Dale Steyn, says IPL gave ‘platform to express’

Steyn stirred a furore on social media after his comments on IPL came to light. Steyn said that he pulled out of the IPL because other leagues are more rewarding. Rahane in stark contrast to Steyn said that IPL provides a platform for talent to express themselves.

Mar 03, 2021, 09:52 AM IST

India vs England 3rd Test Highlights: India complete massive win against England, take 2-1 lead

India vs England 3rd Test Highlights: After starting Day 2 of the third Test against India at the Narendra Modi Stadium in remarkable manner, the visitors failed to tackle India's spin attack comprising Axar Patel and R Ashwin. The duo combined to pick nine wickets as England were all-out for 81 in their second innings, thus leaving the hosts with a mere 49-run target. 

Feb 25, 2021, 13:53 PM IST

IND vs ENG 2nd Test Day 1: Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane score big as India finish 300/6 at stumps

India finished the day at 300/6 with wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and debutant Axar Patel present at the crease. The pair have added 16 runs in 33 balls, and will resume the innings on Sunday as the hosts eye to breach the 400-run mark and set an imposing first-inning total for the visitors.   

Feb 13, 2021, 17:39 PM IST

India vs England: Virat Kohli's boys get ready to bounce back in 2nd Test

Team India will take on England in the second of the four Tests getting underway at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai from Saturday (February 13). The hosts lost the first Test by 227 runs to go 1-0 down in the series. Virat Kohli's side will be boosted by Axar Patel's return to fitness will England announced 4 changes as James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Dom Bess and Jos Buttler will be sitting out the second Test. We take a look at India's preparation for the second Test through some pictures of their training session.

Feb 12, 2021, 16:50 PM IST

India vs England 2nd Test Preview: Virat Kohli’s side in battle to reach World Test Championships final

India, who have slipped to the fourth position with 68.3 percentage points, cannot afford another loss in the four-match series and will be looking to win at least two of the remaining three matches to secure a 2-1 or 3-1 result and a place in the final. 

Feb 12, 2021, 16:07 PM IST

India vs England 2nd Test: Kuch masala nahi milega, says Ajinkya Rahane on Virat Kohli captaincy debate

India lost the first Test in Chennai by 227 runs after coming back from the high of winning the series in Australia 2-1. Kohli returned as captain of the side after missing the last three Tests against Australia for the birth of his first daughter.

Feb 12, 2021, 14:33 PM IST

IND vs ENG: Virat Kohli backs his deputy Ajinkya Rahane despite criticism from ex-India players

Ajinkya Rahane failed to make a mark in the opening clash against England in Chennai and was dismissed cheaply on 1 and 0 respectively. But captain Virat Kohli backed his deputy and stated that he is one of the most important member of the Indian Test squad along with Cheteshwar Pujara. 

Feb 09, 2021, 21:29 PM IST

India vs England 1st Test: James Anderson twin strikes dent hosts chances, Kohli battles

The premier English paceman, who had 606 wickets before this match, made excellent use of reverse swing with the old to find the gap through Gill’s bat and pad as the young opener departed immediately after a well-compiled three Test fifty. 

Feb 09, 2021, 10:51 AM IST

India vs England 1st Test: Kohli’s wicket up there with the best, says Dom Bess

Bess ended the day with 4 for 55 including the key scalps of Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant and Cheteshwar Pujara. India ended the day at 257 for 6 in reply to England's massive 578 built on captain Joe Root's masterly 218.

Feb 08, 2021, 07:42 AM IST

IND vs ENG: 'Focus on present series and not at World Test Championship', says Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane said that the team is not looking at the World Test Championship (WTC) final at the moment and the focus is entirely on the upcoming series. The right-handed batsman also ruled out any sort of complacency among his teammates, and added that the triumph in Australia was special but it is past now. 

Feb 03, 2021, 20:40 PM IST

India vs England 2021: Virat Kohli has point to prove with everyone talking about Ajinkya Rahane’s captaincy, says Nasser Hussain

Former England skipper Nasser Hussain though feels that such pressure will only get the best out of the Indian captain as he will have a point to prove and believes he has a team at his disposal to make it happen. The 52-year-old retired cricketer further added that England will pin their hopes on English captain Joe Root.

Feb 02, 2021, 10:07 AM IST

India vs England 2021: Rahul Dravid told me to be strong mentally, says Ajinkya Rahane

Several young players like Mohammed Siraj, Shubman Gill, Washington Sundar and Rishabh Pant impressed many with their strong performances in the 2-1 series-win over Australia Down Under.  Rahane was captain of the Indian team for the second, third, and fourth Tests of the Australia tour. India fought out a remarkable draw in the third Test and won the second and fourth to win the series 2-1 despite captain Virat Kohli going back home.

Feb 02, 2021, 06:37 AM IST

ICC Test Rankings: Cheteshwar Pujara climbs to 6th spot, Ajinkya Rahane moves to 8th place

India skipper Virat Kohli and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson have retained their fourth and first spot in the latest rankings while England all-rounder Ben Stokes who was rested for Sri Lanka Tests has moved down two places to tenth position in the batting rankings.

Jan 30, 2021, 15:05 PM IST

India vs England: Rahane doesn't get angry but Virat Kohli's energy mistaken for anger, says Arun

Rahane's calm demeanour helped the team move on from the Adelaide disaster when the side was bowled out for 36 in the second innings. Rahane led India to historic 2-1 series-win in Australia after Kohli went on a paternity leave.


Jan 28, 2021, 07:25 AM IST

In Pics: India's batting 'rock' Cheteshwar Pujara turns 33

Cheteshwar Pujara turned 33 on Monday (January 25), a day before Republic Day. Pujara faced over 900 balls for the second series in a row in Australia to help blunt the hosts pace attack and set up India's 2-1 series in Border-Gavaskar series down under. 

Jan 25, 2021, 11:43 AM IST

Winning series is priority for me over personal achievements: Ajinkya Rahane

Stand-in skipper Rahane led India to historic 2-1 series win in Australia to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The 32-year-old talked about his Melbourne masterclass and said winning the series is the top priority for him rather than his own achievements.

Jan 25, 2021, 08:23 AM IST

Captain Ajinkya Rahane's address to Team India from Gabba dressing room; watch video

The series started with India enduring one of the most shocking defeat, and things started to look worse as Ajinkya Rahane was forced to field a second-string side following a series of injuries to key players. With odds completely against India, the depleted Indian unit-led by Rahane showed great character and passed out with flying colours. 

Jan 24, 2021, 16:46 PM IST

DNA Analysis: Board outside Rahane's home had W 5 4 3 2 1 0, find out what it means here

We'll take a look at how the heroes of India's 2-1 series triumph over Australia were welcomed back home. They have proved that no name is big or small, work is big or small. They have proven that experience isn't everything, talent and will to perform is the biggest.

Jan 22, 2021, 17:09 PM IST

In Pics: Victorious Team India arrive in India, head to quarantine

Team India players arrived in Mumbai and New Delhi airport from Australia on Thursday (January 21) morning after retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a 2-1 Test series win over Australia. It was a muted welcome of sorts with all of the cricketers arriving with face masks on and those arriving in Mumbai will have to go into at least four days of home quarantine. 

Jan 21, 2021, 12:58 PM IST

India vs Australia: Ajinkya Rahane gets royal welcome on his return to Mumbai; watch video

The team under Ajinkya Rahane's leadership showed great character in the following two encounters as India salvaged a brilliant draw in the third Test in Sydney and etched history by eradicating the word 'Gabbattoir’ from cricket’s dictionary. He himself led the side from the front after the Adelaide humiliation as he went on to score a century to put India in a formidable position in the boxing-day Test.   

Jan 21, 2021, 11:40 AM IST