Ajinkya Rahane Becomes Third Indian to Score a Century on English County Debut

Ajinkya Rahane county debut

Ajinkya Rahane county debut: Ajinkya Rahane who recently became the first Indian to play for English county side Hampshire has now crossed a new milestone after becoming the third Indian to score a ton on English county debut; he made 119 of just 197 balls against Nottinghamshire.

Although, he failed miserably in the first innings of the match after scoring just 10, but came back hard in the second innings and scored 119 of 197 balls. His innings included 14 boundaries and the feat was achieved on the third day of the match.

Ajinkya Rahane county debut

The other two Indians to score a century on county debut before Rahane were Piyush Chawla (for Sussex in 2009) and Murali Vijay (for Essex in 2018. Co-incidentally he crossed the milestone on the same day when team India reached England to participate in the prestigious ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

Rahane hasn’t been the part of the ODI team for quite some time now, he even couldn’t do much with the bat and captaincy for his franchise Rajasthan Royals and lost his captaincy to Steve Smith amid the tournament.

This scorching century will surely boost his morale and encourage him to wonders for the upcoming matches.

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