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Rahane’s century is one of the most important tons in Indian cricket’s history: Sunil Gavaskar

Stand-in skipper Rahane's patient 112 paved the way for India taking a substantial 131-run first innings lead against Australia, who were reduced to 133 for six by the end of the third day'splay on Monday .

By: PTI | December 28, 2020 4:35:40 pm
Ajinkya Rahane waves his bat to the crowd as he leaves the field following play on day two of the second cricket Test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (Source: AP)

Sunil Gavaskar feels Ajinkya Rahane’s century in the ongoing Boxing Day Test here, after the Adelaide humiliation will go down as one of the most important innings in the history of Indian cricket.

India were bundled out for their lowest-ever Test score of 36 in the second innings as Australia claimed an eight-wicket win in the series opener at the Adelaide Oval.

However, the tourists made a strong comeback in the ongoing second Test and are headed towards a dominant series-levelling win at the MCG on the back of stunning performances from Rahane, who scored a century in the first innings, and the bowlers.

“I believe that this hundred is going to be one of the most important hundreds in the history of Indian cricket,” Gavaskar told the Seven Network.

Stand-in skipper, Rahane’s patient 112 paved the way for India taking a substantial 131-run first innings lead against Australia, who were reduced to 133 for six by the end of the third day’splay on Monday .

Gavaskar said the knock sent out a message to the home side that India will not “lie down and be walked all over” despite the humiliating loss in the series opener.

“Important because it’s showing character, sending a message to the opposition that after being dismissed for 36 in the previous game, to come back in this manner, this Indian team is not going to just lie down and be walked all over,” the former India captain said.

“That is the message and that’s why I think this is going to be one of the most important hundreds in the history of Indian cricket,” Gavaskar added.

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