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ENG vs IND 2021: ” Drop Him” -Twitter Reacts After Ajinkya Rahane Falls For A Duck On Day 4 Of Oval Test

Ajinkya Rahane Duck

Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane registered yet low in the series as he was dismissed for a duck in the second innings of the Oval Test on day four. Rahane was demoted to number six in this Test match with Jadeja promoted above him. He scored 14 in the first innings and was dismissed for a duck in the second.

Chris Woakes first dismissed Ravindra Jadeja and broke a 55-run stad between the left-hander and the Indian skipper. In his very next over, he trapped Rahane on the back foot which was headed to the stumps. In his eight-ball knock. he was already saved once by the DRS when the ball just missed the stumps but it hitting the second time round.

After finishing the third day strongly, India started on the backfoot by losing two quick wickets. The sun is also out which was not the actual prediction for the day’s play and the ball has just did enough. Both Jadeja and Rahane played down the wrong line of the deliveries.

The Indian vice-captain’s spot is in question now after his run of poor scores in the series so far. Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman pointed out the fact that his confidence would be almost gone with him seeing Jadeja promoted above him in the batting line-up. Rahane has just scored 109 runs from seven innings at an average of 15.57. Barring 61 in the second innings of the Lord’s Test, Rahane has hardly scored runs for his team.

“I think Ajinkya Rahane will bat at No.6 and then Rishabh Pant. Rahane is an experienced batsman and if you keep on demoting him, then it will affect his confidence. You want your experienced batsman to gain confidence” Laxman was quoted saying by ESPN Cricinfo.

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