Ajinkya Rahane will garner a lot of attention in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. The much-awaited season of the T20 tournament is scheduled to begin on Friday (9) with a clash between reigning champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Rahane’s team Delhi Capitals will be in action on Saturday when they take on Chennai Super Kings.
Rahane will be desperate to do well in IPL 2021 after poor campaigns in the last two editions of the IPL. In 2019, he represented Rajasthan Royals and did not deliver as per his reputation. Consequently, the franchise traded him to Delhi Capitals before the start of IPL 2020. The change of team, however, did not change Rahane’s fortunes.
In IPL 2020, Rahane struggled with the bat throughout the season. He also struggled to be a part of playing eleven of the team regularly. The right-handed batsman played nine games and managed to score 113 runs. Out of those 113 runs, 60 came in one innings. He scored his runs at a poor average of 14.12 and a strike-rate of 105.60.
Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin engage in banter
Only time will tell how Ajinkya Rahane performs with the bat in IPL 2021. But for the time being, the Mumbai star is looking in a good mood and it was evident by his recent conversation with his Delhi Capitals teammate Ravichandran Ashwin. The India stars were involved in a banter on Instagram recently.
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It all began when Rahane took to the social media platform to share an old picture, where he is posing for a photo shoot all dressed up. While Rahane must have been expecting compliments from his fans and friends, Ashwin decided to have some fun.
The Delhi spin spearhead came up with a cheeky comment as he asked Rahane the reason behind his serious look and why was his “million-dollar smile” missing? Rahane, however, had the last laugh as he came up with a smart reply. The star batsman brilliantly credited Ashwin for his smile and wrote that it “comes with you in the bubble”.
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