India Test Vice Captain Ajinkya Rahane responded to social media trolls his way through a Facebook post after India’s win against England at Lord’s. Rahane posted a photo on Facebook with him smiling and captioned it: “My reaction when trolls are trolled!”
Rahane has faced a lot of criticism of late due to his bat’s lack of runs this year. The experienced right-hander, however, played a major 61 shot in India’s second inning as the team was in a spot of annoyance after losing top KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli for little money.
Rahane curbed his natural attacking instincts and decided to play a thoughtful shot to resurrect the Indian innings.
He built a 102 position with Cheteshwar Pujara and, more importantly, weathered the storm by playing difficult overs from James Anderson, Ollie Robinson and Mark Wood.
Rahane’s innings were hailed by former cricketers like VVS Laxman and Aakash Chopra as a race to save one, as the right-hander was under a lot of pressure. He was averaging just 20 this year in test cricket.
“Pujara and Rahane were together after lunch. It was a matter of saving their careers. The sword hung over them. They came out shining like gold. They scored 49 runs in the session and didn’t lose a wicket,” said former India starter Chopra. while speaking in a video uploaded to his YouTube channel.
“Rahane, on the other hand, was very, very good. He was quite mastering the spin. He played the sweep, the cut and jumped down the court to take shots as well. In time, he will be disappointed with the way he came out.”
Pujara and Rahane played a crucial role in India’s 151-race win over England at Lord’s. Mohammed Shami (56 no and 1/13 in 10 overs) and Jasprit Bumrah (34 and 3/33 in 15 overs) played innings of their lives and then shook England’s higher order, before Ishant Sharma (2/13 in 10 overs) and Mohammed Siraj (4/32) played their role perfectly to give the visitors a 1-0 lead in the five-game series.
"खाना विशेषज्ञ। जोम्बी प्रेमी। अति कफी अधिवक्ता। बियर ट्रेलब्लाजर। अप्रिय यात्रा फ्यान।"