Happy Birthday Ajinkya Rahane: Virat Kohli, BCCI Lead Wishes For India Test Vice-Captain
Ajinkya Rahane turned 33 on Sunday, and Virat Kohli and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) among others wished the India Test vice-captain.
- Ajinkya Rahane turned 33, wishes poured in from cricket community
- Rahane is with Team India in Southampton, preparing for WTC final
- India play New Zealand in WTC final starting June 18 in Southampton
India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane turned 33 on Sunday and wishes poured in from the cricket community on the cricketer's birthday. India captain Virat Kohli and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tweeted to post their wishes for Rahane. "Happy birthday jinks. Lots of peace, happiness to you and many more memorable partnerships with you," wrote Kohli. "Here's wishing @ajinkyarahane88 - #TeamIndia's Test vice-captain - a very happy birthday," wrote BCCI and posted a highlights video of Rahane's knock of 115 against South Africa in 2019. ICC tweeted: "Happy birthday, @ajinkyarahane88! He has scored 7920 runs in 183 internationals so far and recently led India to the famous Border-Gavaskar Trophy victory in Australia in 2020-21".
Happy birthday, @ajinkyarahane88!— ICC (@ICC) June 6, 2021
He has scored 7920 runs in 183 internationals so far and recently led India to the famous Border-Gavaskar Trophy victory in Australia in 2020-21 pic.twitter.com/ni8dhKxQlN
Rahane's wife Radhika posted on Instagram to wish her husband on his birthday.
"A perfectly timed birthday wish for Jinks, just like any of his classy shots," wrote Rahane's Indian Premier League team Delhi Capitals, and added, "Happy Birthday,
The test series win in Australia was another testament of his commitment, hard-work and discipline. The perfect role model. Best wishes on your birthday & for the WTC Final @ajinkyarahane88 pic.twitter.com/EFbkDCbjNs— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) June 6, 2021
Mumbai Indians also tweeted to wish Rahane, whose state team is Mumbai.
When the stand-in skipper starred— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) June 5, 2021
Ajinkya Rahane celebrates his birthday today. His Boxing Day Test ton was one not to be forgotten anytime soon! pic.twitter.com/wsSaN0JEqI
Rahane is on tour with Team India as he prepares for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton starting June 18.
India will also play England in a five-match Test series starting August 4 and Rahane is set to be captain Virat Kohli's deputy in that series as well as WTC final.
He stepped up in Kohli's absence during India's 2020-21 tour of Australia and led the team to a thrilling 2-1 Test series win. It was India's second consecutive Test series win on Australian soil.
With Kohli on paternity leave after the first Test on the Australia tour, Rahane led India in the remaining three Tests of the series and even scored a hundred in the second Test in Melbourne.