The Indian cricket team is all set to face the team of England in the first test match which is starting from Feb 5 at Chidambaram stadium, Chennai. While the English team is high on confidence after defeating the Sri Lankan squad in 2-match test series by 2-0, the Indian cricket team has also made history as it defeated the Aussies by 2-1 in the four match test series in their home and the biggest shock that the Indian side gave to the Australia is the defeat at Gabba, Brisbane, where they had been invincible for the last 32 years.
The start of the test series was pretty bad for the Indian team as they lost the first test match by 8 wickets and also scored 36 runs in their second innings which is the lowest total scored by India in test matches. The Indian skipper Virat Kohli also returned to India after the first test match as he was on paternity leave and almost everybody thought that the Australian team would whitewash the series by 4-0.
However, the Indian cricket squad under the leadership of Ajinkya Rahane showed immense courage, patience and fighting spirit and turned the tables upside down by winning the Melbourne test. Ajinkya Rahane proved his leadership skills once again when India saved the Sydney test match by ending it in a draw and then they created history by defeating the Aussies at Gabba, Brisbane.
Rahane was praised for his leadership and some even went on to demand that Jinx should be made the permanent skipper of the test team. However, now Ajinkya Rahane has made it clear that Virat Kohli is his captain and he will remain in the future as well, adding that the former is happy being the vice-captain.
After returning to India, the Indian cricket team got a grand welcome and Rahane’s neighbours also planned a grand welcome for him along with a cake. But the Indian test vice-captain refused to cut the cake as there was a figure of Kangaroo on it.
Recently, Rahane opened up on this matter while chatting with cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle. Jinx said that Kangaroo is the national animal of Australia and he didn’t want to cut that. He added that whether you win or create history, you should respect the opposition and their country because of which he refused to cut the cake.
Here you can listen to their conversation:
Always wanted to ask @ajinkyarahane88 about the cake he was offered with a kangaroo on it and why he refused to cut it. The small things that tell you more about a person. More of this conversation on his FB page. pic.twitter.com/YZwwQKlFJq
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) January 30, 2021
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He also accepts that he is a little tired but in a good manner. Hopefully India will win the series against England as well and retain their top position in the ICC World Test Championship.