Ajinkya Rahane finally has made a comeback into the test side, he was included in the 15 players squad. India will face Australia in the World Test Championship Finals from 7th to 11th June.
There were reports according to TOI that Ms Dhoni played a big part in the selection of Rahane.
According to TOI BCCI took inputs from Ms Dhoni for the inclusion of the Mumbai batter. Ajinkya Rahane is having a scintillating IPL for CSK. He has scored 244 runs with a massive strike rate of 189.83. Kolkata Knight Riders released Ajinkya Rahane last year.
Reactions from fans on Rahane’s selection
The Star Batter was the Vice Captain of Indian Test team before he was finally dropped from the side after constant failures. Fans across social media had neutral reactions to the surprise comeback of Rahane in the Test side.
Rahane has a pretty good record against Australia, he became the second captain after Virat Kohli to lift the Border Gavaskar Trophy in Australia. Former Indian Coach Ravi Shastri is pleased with the selection of the squad. India will face Australia in the finals of an ICC tournament after 20 long years.
Ajinkya Rahane’s inclusion in the squad will prove to be the right one. Many even feel that the selection of Rahane in the squad is mainly because of his recent form in the IPL, but Former Indian Cricketer Sunil Gavaskar feels otherwise. Rahane will be back in the whites for Indian team after 17 long months. BCCI announced the 15 players squad on 25th April.
Rahane has a good record overseas, and against Australia it is even better. Ajinkya Rahane will hope to make the most of this chance, given that it is a World Test Championship Finals against mighty Aussies