Rahane’s 103 off 154 balls came at a time in the Test match when his teammates were struggling to keep up with the England pacers led by James Anderson.
He finally found an unlikely partner in Bhuvneshwar Kumar and the pair put up 90 runs for the eighth wicket to resurrect the Indian cause. The innings would put India on the way to their first victory at Lord’s in 28 years.
A year later, Rahane was the dominant part of a 125-run stand with Shikhar Dhawan against the Proteas. He smashed 79 off 60 balls while Dhawan was eventually dismissed on 137 as India made 307/7. This was followed by a brilliant bowling performance led by Ravichandran Ashwin and India bowled out a South African batting lineup that featured the likes of AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock for 177.
Tendulkar, Sehwag included in Warne’s greatest World ODI XI
Shane Warne on Tuesday included Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag in his greatest World ODI XI. He picked the XI during an Instagram Live session. Warne’s greatest World ODI XI: Sehwag, Sanath Jayasuriya, Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Kevin Pietersen, Kumar Sangakkara (wk), Andrew Flintoff, Wasim Akram, Daniel Vettori, Shoaib Akhtar, Curtly Ambrose.
Rahane has been raising awareness on Twitter about the COVID-19 pandemic that India has been grappling with over the past month. Cricket has come to a standstill due to the pandemic spread and players have taken to social media to interact with fans in the meantime.