Ajinkya Rahane, who is going to be the stand-in captain for the upcoming Test match against Afghanistan, celebrated his 30th birthday on Wednesday.
Cricket news: Sehwag believes Rahane will help India to win many overseas Tests
Birthday wishes from every nook and corner of the cricketing world started pouring for the birthday boy. Most of the wishes highlighted his nice and friendly attitude towards others.
However it was the former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag who came up with a hilarious message and left all the fans gushing over it.
Sehwag has become very much active in the social media platforms after his retirement from cricket, and has kept his followers busy with his numerous funny tweets.
On one side everyone was wishing Rahane in the nicest way, there was Sehwag on the other side who praised the birthday boy's exploits with the bat.
He also added a special message in Hindi and also backed Rahane and said that he will win many overseas Testsfor India with his scintillating performances.
VirenderSehwag’s message read, “Rahaneke Bahaane Bharat kai overseas series jeetegi . Happy Birthday @ajinkyarahane88 . May you continue to blossom.”
His tweet is a clear indication that the former Indian batsman is hopeful that the current vice-captain of India has been the backbone for the middle order mostly in the longer format and has pulled his team out from many dire situations.
Rahane's average in overseas in 52 and 6 of his 9 centuries are scored outside the country. He has not yet cemented his place in the shorter formats but will definitely try to do so soon.
Rahane will lead the team as a stand-in captain against the Afghanistan team, who are going to make their debut in the longer format of the game.
Rahane will have a tough task ahead as the hosts have decided to rest some of their key players for the Test, which means Rahane has to step up his game and lead his team from the front.