The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli took to Twitter to wish his Test deputy Ajinkya Rahane who is celebrating his 32nd birthday on Saturday. The Indian skipper wrote a lovely message for the middle-order batsman which read: “Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Jinx and a great year ahead. @ajinkyarahane88”.
Rohit Sharma, India’s limited-overs vice-captain, also wished the Test match specialist on his special day. “Happy birthday @ajinkyarahane88 have a great day with your family,” Rohit tweeted, alongside sharing a picture with Rahane.
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Jinx and a great year ahead. @ajinkyarahane88 🎂
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 6, 2020
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) June 6, 2020
The premier Indian Test spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said that he can’t wait to see Rahane taking catches again standing at the slips. “Happy birthday @ajinkyarahane88, waiting for you to snap up those catches at slip asap. Have a good day and beyond buddy,” Ashwin tweeted.
On the other hand, Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara tweeted: “Happy birthday @ajinkyarahane88 bro! May this year bring you lots of success and happiness.”
Happy birthday @ajinkyarahane88 , waiting for you to snap up those catches at slip asap. Have a good day and beyond buddy.🎂🎂🎂🥳
— Ashwin (During Covid 19)🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) June 6, 2020
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) June 6, 2020
Wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha also wished Rahane on the occassion. “Wishing you a day filled with happiness and a year filled with joy. Happy birthday! @ajinkyarahane88,” Saha tweeted.
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) June 6, 2020
“Many happy returns of the day, @ajinkyarahane88. Have a wonderful year ahead #HappyBirthdayAjinkyaRahane,” tweeted head coach Ravi Shastri.
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) June 6, 2020
The International Cricket Council (ICC) also shared a post on Twitter and highlighted Rahane’s achievements, who is currently ranked 9th in ICC Test rankings. “175 international appearances. 7,540 runs. 14 centuries. 145 catches. The No.9 batsman in the @MRFWorldwide ICC Test Rankings. Happy birthday, @ajinkyarahane88!,” ICC’s post read.
👕 175 international appearances
🏏 7,540 runs
💯 14 centuries
✊ 145 catches
The No.9 batsman in the @MRFWorldwide ICC Test Rankings 👏
— ICC (@ICC) June 6, 2020
Rahane’s teammates like Cheteshwar Pujara and Umesh Yadav were among several cricketers who made his birthday special with their lovely messages. Rahane’s fans also flooded the micro-blogging site and other social media platforms with their lovely birthday messages for the Indian cricketer.
Rahane last played in India’s Test series in New Zealand. He would have turned up for the Delhi Capitals this year in the Indian Premier League but the tournament, which was due to start on March 29, has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic.