Ajinkya Rahane scored his second Test century at the MCG and his 12th overall to carve out a memorable win for India in the second Test match. This happened after Team India was thoroughly outplayed in the first Test match. Meanwhile, Rahane was part of a special gesture after his second Test ton at the MCG. His name was engraved for the second time in the honours board as per the tradition of the ground.
Back in 2014, Rahane scored his first Test ton at the MCG. He scored 147 runs. Indian captain Virat Kohli – who scored 169 off 272 balls – also got his name on the board for the first time and only time. Rahane scoring yet another Test ton at the MCG meant that his name was written the second time at the honours board.
On Wednesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video of an MCG staff engraving Rahane’s name on the honours board. The caption of the video read, “After leading from the front with a fantastic ton in the Boxing Day Test against Australia, @ajinkyarahane88 has his name engraved on the MCG Honours Board for the second time.”
A look at the Honours Board at the G.
.@ajinkyarahane88 scored a Test century in 2014 and here he is today all set to get his name engraved again.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 27, 2020
After leading from the front with a fantastic ton in the Boxing Day Test against Australia, @ajinkyarahane88 has his name engraved on the MCG Honours Board for the second time. 👏👏#TeamIndia #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/z7vDe5dG4U
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 30, 2020
Ajinkya Rahane Posts Thank You Message After MCG Win
Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane too posted a Thank You message on his Twitter handle for all the love he has been showered after he led India to a win at the venue.
“I would like to express my gratitude for all the love and support we’ve received. The biggest reward for us as a team has been the ability to bring a smile on the faces of all those Indians that follow the sport. We continue to seek your support and good wishes as we work hard for the next two matches,” Rahane wrote.
Thank you 🙏 pic.twitter.com/tJdduct5Pl
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) December 30, 2020