Usually, when someone runs your captain out at a crucial point in a Test match, the captain is expected to lose his cool. But not for Rahane. The ongoing 2nd Test between India and Australia saw an incident where his batting partner Ravindra Jadeja ran him out and instead of losing his cool, captain Rahane consolidated him. This nice heart-warming gesture from Rahane caught everyone’s attention and people on social media are right now applauding him for the same.
The incident happened in the last ball of the 100th over. Jadeja who was on 49 was looking to take a quick single to reach his milestone fifty. There was absolutely no run on that occasion but Rahane decided to aid his partner with a risky run. Jadeja hit the ball towards the point region, fielder Marnus Labuschagne who was placed there picked up the ball and threw the ball flat to keeper Tim Paine. He inflicted the run-out and Rahane was short by the thinnest of margins.
After that run-out, instead of fuming at his partner as everyone else does, Rahane gave a fist-bump to Jadeja and wished him luck before walking off the field. This gesture came in at a time when Jadeja was apologetic towards his captain for running him out. This nice gesture from Rahane caught everyone’s attention and people started applauding him for the same.
This century at MCG by Rahane was one of his greatest ever innings, taking into account the situations that unfolded just before this match. Despite the likes of Kohli, Ishant, and Shami being unavailable, he took the entire responsibility on his shoulders and made a gritty hundred that will be remembered for ages.
In the absence of Virat Kohli, he glued the team together and it was quite evident from the style of captaincy that he showed throughout this Test series.