India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane turned 33 on Sunday and wishes poured in from the cricket community on the cricketer’s birthday. The International Cricket Council (ICC) and Board of Keep an eye on for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted to post their wishes for Rahane. “Here’s wishing @ajinkyarahane88 – #TeamIndia’s Test vice-captain – a more than pleased birthday,” wrote BCCI and posted a highlights video of Rahane’s knock of 115 against South Africa in 2019. ICC tweeted: “Happy birthday, @ajinkyarahane88! He has scored 7920 runs in 183 internationals so far and recently led India to the renowned Border-Gavaskar Trophy victory in Australia in 2020-21”.
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Here’s wishing @ajinkyarahane88 – #TeamIndia’s Test vice-captain – a more than pleased birthday.
Sit down 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 renowned Border-Gavaskar Trophy victory in Australia in 2020-21 pic.twitter.com/ni8dhKxQlN
— ICC (@ICC) June 6, 2021
“A perfectly timely birthday wish for Jinks, just like any of his classy shots,” wrote Rahane’s Indian Premier League team Delhi Capitals, and added, “Happy Birthday,
A perfectly timely birthday wish for Jinks, just like any of his classy shots
Happy Birthday, @ajinkyarahane88 #YehHaiNayiDilli #HappyBirthdayRahane pic.twitter.com/7hM1OVI7pd
— Delhi Capitals (Stay Home. Wear Double Masks) (@DelhiCapitals) June 5, 2021
Mumbai Indians also tweeted to wish Rahane, whose state team is Mumbai.
Happy Birthday to a batsman, @ajinkyarahane88
Here’s wishing him more important knocks in national colours #OneFamily #MumbaiIndians @BCCI pic.twitter.com/4KOAah2Skt
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) June 6, 2021
When the stand-in skipper starred
Ajinkya Rahane celebrates his birthday today. His Boxing Day Test ton was once one not to be forgotten anytime soon! pic.twitter.com/wsSaN0JEqI
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) June 5, 2021
Rahane is on tour with Team India as he prepares for the World Test Championship last against New Zealand in Southampton starting June 18.
India will also play England in a five-match Test series starting August 4 and Rahane is set to be captain Virat Kohli’s deputy in that series in addition to WTC last.
He stepped up in Kohli’s absence right through India’s 2020-21 tour of Australia and led the team to a thrilling 2-1 Test series win. It was once India’s second consecutive Test series win on Australian earth.
With Kohli on paternity leave after the first Test on the Australia tour, Rahane led India in the remaining three Tests of the series and even scored a hundred in the second one Test in Melbourne.
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