KL Rahul may have hit a splendid unbeaten 51 to take India home on the fourth morning of the fourth Test at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala, yet it was remain in captain Ajinkya Rahane’s unbeaten thump of 38 off only 27 balls that overwhelmed everybody.
Also, that was his correct arrangement as he revealed to Rahul that he would command the knocking down some pins no sooner he strolled into the center at the fall of Cheteshwar Pujara’s wicket. “The way Jinks turned out and began hitting Cummins for sixes… He just turned out and said I will overwhelm,” Rahul uncovered to the host telecasters toward the finish of the diversion.
An in fact sound batsman, Rahane isn’t known to play quickfire thumps in Test matches. In any case, he chose to change the observation on Tuesday morning as he hit four limits and two towering sixes to complete with a strike rate of 140.74. It was a genuine skipper’s thump after India had lost both opener Murali Vijay and run-machine Cheteshwar Pujara in a traverse of five balls.
India still required 60 runs and with two wickets down, the Australians looked great to make a match out of it. However, Rahane ensured that this diversion was going just a single way — a thorough win for the hosts.
His consecutive sixes off pacer Pat Cummins will remain in the hearts of cricket fans in the nation for quite a while. While he pulled the first over mid-wicket, the second one saw him move far from the stumps and whip Cummins to the point limit. There was no thinking back after this.