31 Dec 2020: Rahane enters the MCG honors board for the second time
India's make-shift captain Ajinkya Rahane has yet again entered the elite Melbourne Cricket Ground honors board after the recently-concluded Boxing Day Test.
The 32-year-old earned the honor after slamming his 12th Test ton, which helped India register an eight-wicket victory over Australia.
Notably, Rahane has etched his name on the MCG honors board for the second time in his career.
Clip: BCCI shared the video clip on Twitter
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video clip of an Australian ground staff inscribing Rahane's name on the prestigious honors board.
"A look at the Honours Board at the G. @ajinkyarahane88 scored a Test century in 2014 and here he is today all set to get his name engraved again," wrote BCCI on Twitter.
Fact: Here is the video clip shared by the BCCI
Fact: Rahane also received this recognition in 2014
It is interesting to note that Rahane found his name on the honors board for the first time in 2014 when he struck 147 in the drawn MCG Test. Virat Kohli, who scored a blistering 169, also attained this distinction.
Rahane: His defiant ton inspired India's comeback at MCG
After suffering a humiliating defeat in the first Test, Team India bounced back by winning the Boxing Day Test, under Rahane.
He remained the chief architect of the win after smashing 112 (223) in the first innings.
This was his 12th century in Test cricket.
Rahane became only the second Indian to score two Test tons at MCG, equaling Vinoo Mankad's historic feat.
Series: India aim to gain the lead in SCG Test
India have a terrific opportunity to gain the lead by winning the upcoming Test at the SCG, starting January 7.
Rahane will continue to lead the side in the absence of regular skipper Kohli, who is presently on paternity leave.
Notably, Team India will also enjoy the services of senior opener Rohit Sharma as he joined the squad on Wednesday.
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