Former CSK batter Suresh Raina had smashed a 16-ball fifty against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2014. CSK all-rounder Moeen Ali had also scored a 19-ball fifty against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in IPL 2022. Rahane got past Shardul Thakur for the fastest fifty of this season. Shardul hit a 20-ball fifty against RCB .
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The 34-year-old former Rajasthan Royals (RR) captain was bought by CSK at his base price of Rs 50 lakh in the IPL 2023 auction. He scored six fours and three sixes en route to his blazing 19-ball sixty – the third fastest by a batter against five-time champions Mumbai Indians.
The blazing knock by Rahane helped CSK accumulate 68 runs in the powerplay. In the fourth over from Arshad Khan, Rahane hit a six on the first ball and then followed it up with four back-to-back boundaries to collect a total of 23 runs from the over. He brought up his fifty with two consecutive boundaries off Piyush Chawla.
Here are a few Twitter reactions to the blazing knock from Rahane.
I’ve always loved Ajinkya Rahane’s batting. He’s star quality!
— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) April 8, 2023
Ajinkya rahane today pic.twitter.com/7x8JxYeaeq
— Raja Babu (@GaurangBhardwa1) April 8, 2023
Great tabadtod stuff by @ajinkyarahane88 . Innings of this IPL so far.
Rahane not giving any bahane to not have him in the team. Rompa cūppar stuff….. #CSKvMI pic.twitter.com/Y7leuVuPId
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 8, 2023
Rayudu, Watson, Uthappa, Rahane.
The stories in the CSK army since 2018 – Expect the unexpected. pic.twitter.com/bIgAH7VWiy
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 8, 2023
Ajinkya rahane in today’s match:#CSKvsMI pic.twitter.com/na3YkTUOM1
— Prayag (@theprayagtiwari) April 8, 2023
“Ajinkya Rahane” That’s The Tweet 💛. pic.twitter.com/bvN8UrmHQ9
— Aufridi Chumtya (@ShuhidAufridi) April 8, 2023
Rahane is a test player, cannot play T20s
Meanwhile Rahane : pic.twitter.com/RU3HIvzREj
— Anurag Dwivedi 🏏 (@AnuragxCricket) April 8, 2023
The BCCI selection committee watching Rahane batting against MI. pic.twitter.com/WyMuctMJ6N
— Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) April 8, 2023
Can’t even ask for apology from Ajinkya Rahane. I need to write a letter, get it signed from PM, walk back to Chepauk from Delhi and then give it to Rahane on my knees.
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) April 8, 2023
Wow, Rahane was hitting it as sweetly as anyone has in the #TATAIPL2023. Always makes batting look pleasant.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 8, 2023
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