Yes, no matter Rohit Sharma has hit the double ton in the third Test against South Africa in Ranchi. No matter, he is in sublime form as the HitMan also thrashed century in the first Test against the Proteas. No matter he is cementing his place as the opening batsman in the whites too. But complementing innings of Rohit Sharma for his brilliant innings have we forgotten Ajinkya Rahane’s 115 against the Proteas.
When India lost three wickets in the first innings of the third Test in Ranchi, it was Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma who took the responsibility. At the strike rate of 80, Rohit was scoring runs whereas, with the strike rate of 60, Jinx made his bat do the talk. Rahane ended a three-year wait for a Test hundred at home when the India vice-captain went past the 3-figure mark. Ajinkya is that small board of firecrackers that often goes unnoticed because it is surrounded by so called jazzier, more expensive crackers. He doesn’t like to rest on his laurels though. There is always the next step to conquer. The question here I want to ask is are we over-looking or not paying enough attention towards him?