Ajinkya Rahane’s poor form continues after he failed to score in the second innings of the India vs England. Rahane seems a very different payer when playing in home conditions, he doesn’t look confident and is always looking to defend the ball. After he scored that century in Melbourne, he hasn’t been the same player ever since. He has got out cheaply and without making a lot of runs.
Indian fans, who traditionally are known to be very loving get ruthless too if a player hasn’t performed well. Rahane is facing the same music now. After gaining tremendous amount of love and affection from the fans after the Australia series, the same fans are questioning the role of Rahane.
Here are some of the things that the fans on Twitter said:
I really fail to understand when is rahane in form and when not in form…one innings he scores 100 and then struggles in the next few…he is got to be consistent…after all he is the Vice Captain and the captain who got us the historic Test Victory in Gabba @ajinkyarahane88
— Samip Rajguru (@samiprajguru) February 7, 2021
— Akshobh Giridharadas (@Akshobh) February 9, 2021
In last 30 innings at home, Ajinkya Rahane averages 32. Meanwhile Jadeja, & KL averages 45 & 46 respectively.
Let that sink in.
— Jay. (@Itxjunu18) February 8, 2021
Since November 2016
Ajinkya Rahane :- 69 innings , 2263 runs , 35 average
In India : 30 innings , 873 runs , 31 average
In SENA :- 31 innings , 890 runs , 29 average , just 1 100 in 31 innings and 4 50s only
Show me a bigger fraud than him .
— #MakePantViceCaptain (@Aivy_one8) February 9, 2021
Most times got out on Duck against James Anderson
Ajinkya Rahane – 4 times*
Virender Sehwag – 3 times
Murali Vijay – 3 times#INDvENG
— CricBeat (@Cric_beat) February 9, 2021
Rahane has 4 test 100s at home
All came in dead rubber
Ajinkya Rahane in Home Tests Dead Rubbers
Innings – 7
Runs – 561
Avg – 112.2
50/100 – 0/4
Outside Dead Rubbers
Innings – 36
Runs – 933
Avg – 27.44
50/100 – 7/0 pic.twitter.com/daWaX0f2R0
— .. (@finehaihum) February 8, 2021
Ajinkya Rahane against Aus + SA + Eng + NZ since Nov 2016
Tests – 27
Inns – 49
Runs – 1368
Avg – 29.73
💯 – 2
50 – 6
People want him captain of india despite averaging 29 against top teams from 5 years
— JSK (@imjsk27) February 9, 2021
England lead the four-match Test series by 1-0 as they defeated India by 228 runs. Virat Kohli got out to Ben Stokes on a ball that was dipping and surprisingly did not get the kind of bounce that was expected. So after Virat was back in the pavilion, no one really had any hopes of saving the match for India. The onus must be on the batsmen for not rising up to the occasion when it was required the most. All credit to the England team for scoring 500+ in the first innings and then also, tactically cleaning-up India’s batting order in the final innings of the Test.