Ajinkya Rahane inscribed his name in the history of Test cricket when he slammed two consecutive centuries in the ongoing Delhi Test against South Africa. With his two scintillating knocks of 127 and unbeaten 100, he became the fifth Indian batsman to have scored a century in both the innings of a Test match. Also Read: Ajinkya Rahane equals Harbhajan Singh’s feat in Delhi

With this feat, Rahane joins the prestigious club of cricketers like Vijay Hazare, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, and Virat Kohli. Gavaskar has achieved this milestone on three occasions, whereas Dravid has done it couple of times in his entire cricketing career. Hazare too has scripted history once when played a marvelous knock against Australia at Adelaide in 1947-48. Also Read: Cricket fraternity applauds Ajinkya Rahane on Twitter for his twin-tons

Kohli too achieved this feat in the Adelaide Test last year when he took on the Australian attack with immense confidence. And now, Rahane becomes the latest member to join this elite league.


Rahane didn’t enjoy a fruitful run before the Delhi Test as his contribution in the series so far was quite insignificant. Questions were raised on his form and ability to do well in home conditions although he’s been the team’s consistent performer overseas. He stuck to his guns and didn’t let the situation get the better of him as he batted with enough mettle in the first innings where wicket fell like nine-pins. Also Read: Twitter erupts as Ajinkya Rahane scores his maiden ton in India

The ball was turning and there was enough help for the South African pacers to exploit as well but Rahane was adamant and put a huge price on his wicket. In fact, it was his innings which helped India post a respectable total along with some priceless contribution from Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin. Also Read: Ajinkya Rahane’s homecoming marked by India vs South Africa 2015, 4th Test

Rahane continued his good touch in the second innings too and ensured he made the utmost use of the nick he was in. Once again skipper Kohli and Rahane piled up runs and steered India in a dominating position. Also Read: Ajinkya Rahane exhibits the true spirit of gentlemen’s game

Rahane created another record as he is now the joint second-highest six hitter in a Test match for India, clearing the boundary on seven occasions in Delhi. He shares the record with Harbhajan Singh and is behind Navjot Singh Sidhu being, who hold the record of registering eight maximums in a Test.