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India vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Twitteratis rejoice as Ajinkya Rahane included in playing XI

However, the cricket lovers are happy with Rahane’s inclusion in the third Test.

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Indian skipper Virat Kohli, along with head coach Ravi Shastri, had come under heavy criticism for dropping Ajinkya Rahane in the first two Test matches of the three-match series in South Africa.

After their back-to-back loss at Newlands Cape Town and Centurion by 72 runs and 135 runs, respectively, the cricket lovers of India were expecting some changes in the team and the team management did the same. Two changes happened in India’s playing eleven from the second Test. Test specialist Ajinkya Rahane replaced Rohit Sharma and star pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar came in place of R Ashwin for the third Test.

Rahane’s inclusion in the team was more or less expected, however, benching R Ashwin, who performed well in both the Test matches, came as a surprise.

However, the cricket lovers are happy with Rahane’s inclusion in the third Test.

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Earlier, Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat in the third Test match. He said , “We are going to bat first. There is a good grass covering here and it’s always been there. If we bat first and bat well, it’s always an added advantage. We’ve played some really good cricket here. Even the last time around, we did well. It should be a good contest. We are up against a side who are really strong in their conditions as they have shown in the first two Tests. We are trying to improve as a side and correct our mistakes. It’s never too late to do it. We have made two changes. Rahane replaces Rohit and Bhuvneshwar come in for Ashwin.”