Ajinkya Rahane beats the heat by relishing on 'Aamras'
Rahane had a rough IPL season during which he was sacked as Rajasthan Royals captain after guiding them to two wins in the first eight matches. He was later appointed skipper after Steve Smith left to join the Australian World Cup squad
India's Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane posted this picture of himself extracting mango pulp on Twitter yesterday and captioned it, "Enjoying the summer vibes with some self-made Aamras!"
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Rahane had a rough IPL season during which he was sacked as Rajasthan Royals captain after guiding them to two wins in the first eight matches. He was later appointed skipper after Steve Smith left to join the Australian World Cup squad.
As Ajinkya Rahane is not in the World Cup squad in England, he has sought permission for playing in County cricket to better his game.
The 30-year-old Indian will replace South Africa batsman Aiden Markram, who will end his stint with Hampshire at the conclusion of the Royal London One-Day Cup group-stage to join up with his national side ahead of the World Cup, the County club said.
The right-hand top-order batsman has a wealth of international experience having made 56 Test and 90 ODI appearances since making his debut against Australia in March 2013.
"We are delighted to attract a player of Ajinkya's class and with both Aiden and Dimuth selected for the World Cup, we were obviously in the market for a top-order batsman. Ajinkya showed an interest early on and the way things have played out it is a great opportunity to get him over -- we're really excited to have him with us," Director Of Cricket Giles White said in a statement.
"He has enjoyed playing at the Ageas Bowl previously and it is going to be great to have a player of his stature joining the dressing room."
"I am excited to be the first Indian to play for Hampshire, a county which has a glowing reputation. I hope to score runs and win as a team and would like to thank BCCI for allowing me to play," Rahane said in the statement.
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