Ajinkya Rahane hit a masterful century in the ongoing Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground but when it comes to his best knock, the right-hander placed his century at Lord’s in 2014 ahead of his latest effort against Australia.
Rahane’s classy 112 paved the way for India taking a substantial 131-run first innings lead in the ongoing second Test against Australia, who were in all sorts of trouble at the close of play on the third day.
“It was really special. Getting a century always is. Still feel that my hundred against England at Lord’s is my best,” Rahane said after the day’s play.
The 32-year-old entered the Lord’s honours board when he struck an elegant 103 off 154 balls during the Indian team’s tour of England in 2014.
Leading the side just days after a humiliating defeat in the series-opener at the Adelaide Oval, Rahane earned praise from the cricket fraternity for the manner in which he handled his bowlers and his field placements at Melbourne.
“Captaincy is all about backing your instinct. You’ve got to back your gut feeling. Credit to the bowlers, they bowled in the right areas,” he added.
After his effort with the bat, his bowlers put India in sight of a series-levelling win by reducing Australia to 133/6 in their second innings.
Asked about the match, he preferred to stay cautious. “This game is not over yet, we still have to get four more wickets.”