When it comes to the longest format of the game, India has never been short of producing specialists. If it was Rahul Dravid and Laxman in the past, Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have been doing the formalities right now.
Their presence in the test side has strengthened the Indian side to cement the number one spot. Ajinkya Rahane was also one of the most reliable batsmen in the limited overs. However, he is not now a part of it but many term him as a soldier waiting to serve the nation.
As the Indian side is gearing up for the world cup, Ajinkya Rahane himself has taken a NOC from the BCCI regarding his participation in the county cricket. Ajinkya signed up with the Hampshire side and is all set to represent them in the opening game this season.
Look who's arrived! ??? pic.twitter.com/vojZiYqQ7T
— Hampshire Cricket (@hantscricket) May 17, 2019
The latest post from the official Twitter handle of the Hampshire side welcomed him with a lot of excitement. The 30-year old also tweeted about his practice in the nets. It is to be noted that Rahane is the first Indian to represent Hampshire. Last season, Pujara represented the Yorkshire.
The practice begins at Hampshire! pic.twitter.com/vtYi88kyHn
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) May 17, 2019
Ajinkya Rahane will play eight matches through May, June and July. Reports suggest that he will be a part of playing XI in the first game against Nottinghamshire on May 20th.
This is indeed an advantage to get a better practice ahead of the test championship scheduled to begin this year.
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) May 15, 2019
Although he couldn’t take his team into the playoffs in the recently concluded Indian Premier League. However, he gave us a glimpse of his limited overs form by amassing a century against Delhi. Can he prove his success in English pitches?