Ajinkya Rahane refused to cut a kangaroo cake that was specially prepared for him


New Delhi Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane said that after returning home after winning the 2–1 Test series in Australia, he refused to cut the kangaroo cake because he respected his opponent. When Rahane returned home after his Test series win, he was strongly welcomed. Rahane also prepared a cake for the reception, which was made with a kangaroo, but Rahane refused to cut the cake.

Rahane said during a conversation with famous commentator Harsha Bhogle that the kangaroo is Australia’s national animal. I did not mean to do it. You defeat the opposition team. Even if you win, you create history, but I think you should also give respect to the opponent. He said that despite defeat and victory, you need to be respected. This was the reason why I refused to cut the cake.

Let us tell you that under his captaincy, Ajinkya Rahane led Team India to a 2–1 win in the four-match Test series against Australia. After his excellent captaincy, it was even said that he should be made the captain of the Indian Test team. The win under Rahane’s captaincy was special because many star players of Team India were out. Virat Kohli had returned to India for personal reasons, while Mo. Players like Shami, Umesh Yadav, Hanuma Vihari, Ravindra Jadeja were injured and dropped out of the middle series.

The toughest last Test match for India was played in Brisbane. The condition was that, Team India did not have the players for the playing XI, but Rahane showed confidence in the young players and he also did not disappoint his captain and the team managed to create new history by winning this Test. Now Team India is ready to play a four-match Test series against England, which will start in Chennai from 5 February.

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