The second match of the double header on Sunday (May 14) will be Chennai Super Kings vs. Kolkata Knight Riders team played at 7.30. Playing their last home match of the season, Chennai won the toss and elected to bat first. However, KKR’s bowlers did an excellent job of stopping Chennai. At that time, Chennai’s experienced batsman Ajinkya Rahane failed once again. After being selected in the Indian squad for the World Test Championship final, his performance showed a drastic decline.
After Rituraj Gaikwad was dismissed, Rahane got a chance to bat at number three in this match. However, he was dismissed for 16 off 11 balls, hitting only 1 six and 1 four.
In the auction held before this IPL, Chennai included Ajinkya Rahane in their team for a price of only fifty lakhs. Before that, he has not been a part of the Indian team for the last one and a half years. He did not get a chance in the first two games of the season. However, after getting a chance, he scored a storming half-century against Mumbai in the very first match. Then came his aggressive innings against KKR. Against Rajasthan too, runs came from his bat
His form earned him a place in the Indian squad for the World Test Championship final. He had scored 178 runs at an average of 52.25 and a strike rate of 199 in IPL 2023 before being selected for the Indian team. However, he has not been able to score more than 21 runs in a single match since his selection in the Indian team. His average has dropped to 19 and his strike rate has dropped to 114. So he is being trolled a lot on social media.
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