Indore, Oct 8: Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane crossed yet another landmark as he completed 2000 Test runs on Saturday (October 8) in the third and final rubber against New Zealand at Indore.
Rahane achieved this milestone in his 29th Test match and took 49 innings. The right-handed batsman has slammed 7 centuries and 10 half centuries so far. He became 36th Indian batsman to do so. (Match Report)
The 28-year-old Mumbai batsman has aggregated runs at an average of 47.57. He made his Test debut against Australia in March 2013 at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla.
As soon as Rahane completed his 2000 runs fans congratulated him for touching another milestone.
Here's how Twitterati hailed him:
Ajinkya Rahane completed 2000 test runs... Congratulations 🌸🌸pic.twitter.com/rFrkUdpfe6— 🌼SANDY🌼 (@sandytwnklz12) October 8, 2016
Fewest inngs to 2000 Test runs for INDIA:— Deepu Narayana (@deeputalks) October 8, 2016
40 Dravid/ Sehwag
43 Hazare/ Gambhir
44 Gavaskar/ Sachin
49 RAHANE *
Ajinkya Rahane completed 2000 Test runs in 49 inns...36th Indian to score 2000 Test runs..9th fastest for IND#INDvNZ— JSK 🆎 🏏 (@imjsk27) October 8, 2016
Rahane is far from the fastest to 2000 Test runs, but he has already scored some of the most important Test runs for his team— Sambit Bal (@sambitbal) October 8, 2016
2000 test runs for Rahane. Great player in the making. #indvnz— Hina Tariq (@BeingHinaTariq) October 8, 2016
2000 test runs for Jinks.. Those include a hundred in almost every test playing nation! @ajinkyarahane88 👏— चिरायु (@TimelessSteel) October 8, 2016
2000 test for Ajinkya Rahane. Isn't it good that he already has 7 test hundreds! #indvsnz— MJ Imran (@mjimran) October 8, 2016