Ajinkya Rahane, who entered the team of Chennai Super Kings at a price of 50 lakhs is now playing has tremendous for the team. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Mahi) gave Ajinkya a chance to play against Mumbai Indians at Wankhede. After that, this Mumbaikar batsman never looked back.
He hit all the shots today, be it in a nice way. He digged Umesh Yadav over square leg for a six off Kolkata’s Eden Gardens… followed by a scoop for six. Ajinkya hit all forms of cricket like pull, reverse supla, cover drive… etc. He scored an unbeaten 71 off 29 balls with 6 fours and 5 sixes.
Ruturaj Gaikwad (35) and Devon Conway (56) put on a strong partnership of 73 runs. Mumbaikars Ajinkya Rahane and Shivam Dubey batted well. These two ruled on the KKR bowlers.
Both shared a partnership of 85 runs in 32 balls for the third wicket. Fans of MS Dhoni and CSK were more than KKR fans at Eden Gardens. A yellow sheet was seen spread over the Eden Gardens and occasional patches of KKR’s purple jerseys were visible. Ajinkya completed his half century in 24 balls and Shivam in 20 balls. Shivam was dismissed for 50 off 21 balls with 2 fours and 5 sixes.Ravindra Jadeja scored 18 runs in 8 balls.
When Mahendra Singh Dhoni came on for two balls then fans started chants of Dhoni… Dhoni… in the stadium. Spectators took out their mobile phones to capture Dhoni’s hits on camera. Ajinkya remained unbeaten on 71 off 29 balls with 6 fours and 5 sixes.
Chennai scored 235 for 4, this was highest score in this year’s IPL so far. This was also the highest score at Eden Gardens, total 18 sixes and 14 fours rained in CSK’s innings today and two KKR batsmen were dismissed for 1 run. Sunil Narine and N Jagadeesan were sent back by Akash Singh and Tushar Deshpande respectively.
Now it’s been speculating that if Jinks (Rahane) continues to play a this fast and furious cricket then, the day isn’t far when BCCI will select him for the World Test Championship final (WTC Final).