Ajinkya Rahane was given a grand welcome back home after guiding Team India to the greatest Test victory against Australia. In the absence of Virat Kohli, the Mumbaikar lead the team in three Test matches and maintained his unbeaten record as the captain in Tests. His gritty century in the comeback MCG Test match sows the seed for India’s unbelievable victory in the four-match Test series.
When he returned home, his neighbours and well-wishers had done a lot of preparation. As the hero set foot in Mumbai, his entire neighbourhood gathered around to congratulate him and celebrate with him. During the welcome, his neighbours had organised for a cake to welcome him.
However, Ajinkya Rahane denied cutting the cake. The reason being that cake had a Kangaroo-shaped dummy on the top. The whole incident was telecasted on a Marathi news channel, TV9 Marathi. Having noticed this, a Twitter user put a tweet where he talked about Rahane’s gesture and also added the link of the local news channel covering it. In the video, the stand-in captain can be seen denying to cut the cake.
Ajinkya Rahane denied cutting the cake with Kangaroo on top:
Kangaroo is the national animal of Australia. Also, the Aussies are referred to as Kangaroos in news. Considering it would have been disrespectful to cut it, Rahane decided to cut the cake. But afterwards, he was given another cake to cut and celebrate the big moment of Indian cricket.
Here, watch Ajinkya Rahane disagreeing to cut the cake:
India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21 after winning the last and fourth Test in Brisbane. The Test match has many heroes but Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara gave significant contributions to chase down 328 runs in the second innings to break Australia’s 32 years unbeaten Test record in the Gabba.