Ajinkya Rahane’s 12th Test ton in MCG in the Boxing-Day Test is one of the most important ones in Indian cricket history said former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar. He has hailed this knock of his as one of the most important of his cricket career as well. It was Rahane’s eighth Test ton overseas as well. Team India are yet to win a Test match in 2020 and this ton by Rahane might just help them to win their first this year.
Ajinkya Rahane Ton Most Important In Indian History: Sunil Gavaskar
While commentating for Channel Seven, Gavaskar spoke his mind about Ajinkya Rahane’s characteristic ton. Rahane came into the wicket at 63 or 4 and dig deep while playing a knock that mirrored his character in many ways.
“I believe that this hundred is going to be one of the most important hundreds in the history of Indian cricket,” Gavaskar told the Seven Network.
Sunil Gavaskar said the knock sent out a message to the home side that India will not “lie down and be walked all over” despite the humiliating loss in the series opener.
“Important because it’s showing character, sending a message to the opposition that after being dismissed for 36 in the previous game, to come back in this manner, this Indian team is not going to just lie down and be walked all over,” the former India captain said.
“That is the message and that’s why I think this is going to be one of the most important hundreds in the history of Indian cricket,” Gavaskar further added.
India are in an advantageous position at the end of day 3 as they are eyeing to draw level in the test series. Australia are ahead by just two runs at the end of the day’s play on day 3 and Indian skipper Ajinkya Rahane said that the game is not over as yet as he is expecting the Australian lower-order to fight back on Day 4.