IPL 2023
Ajinkya Rahane Pulled Off An Exceptional Effort To Save A Six
By CricShots - Apr 17, 2023 11:29 pm
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The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batter, Ajinkya Rahane on Monday denied Glenn Maxwell a six by pulling off a brilliant effort on the boundary line. CSK let slip an early advantage in the second innings at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Monday as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were reeling at 15/2 after two overs. However, they reached the score of 121/2 at the halfway stage in a chase of 227.

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane pulled off a brilliant effort

Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell came out all guns blazing as he smashed 8 boundaries and 10 maximums in an ongoing partnership of 106 runs off just 48 deliveries. MS Dhoni had to turn to Ravindra Jadeja in hopes of regaining some control of the game but even the spinner was no match for the batters’ prowess as a fine first over was followed by a six from Maxwell on the second delivery of his next over.

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Things looked all set to get worse for the veteran when the Australian connected the ball quite cleanly yet again just three balls later and it took no less than a miracle from Ajinkya Rahane to save his team. Jadeja pitched a full ball with pace provoking Maxwell to slash at it with all his power and the delivery seemed destined to go for a six as soon as it left his bat.

However, before anyone could process what had occurred, the Kookaburra had been pushed back onto the cricket field to restrict the hosts to a single, much to the shock of every witness.

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Replays showed that as the ball was sailing over Ajinkya Rahane’s head at long-off, the batter positioned himself at the edge of the ropes and executed a perfectly timed leap to grab the ball with both hands. Yet, Ajinkya Rahane seemed all set to fall across the boundary with the ball still in hand but somehow, he managed to let go of it with both his feet mid-air to produce potentially the best fielding effort of the season.

Here is teh video of the exceptional save from Ajinkya Rahane:

The Twiteratti took little time to take to social media and express their appreciation for Rahane’s crucial save..