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India's Ajinkya Rahane, center, fist bumps with captain Virat Kohli after hitting a boundary during the second day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane hits a boundary during the second day of the World Test Championship final cricket match between New Zealand and India, at the Rose Bowl in Southampton, England.

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England's James Anderson, second left, and teammates celebrate the dismissal of India's Ajinkya Rahane, right, during the second day of fourth cricket test match between India and England at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane bats during the second day of fourth cricket test match between India and England at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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India's Axar Patel, left, celebrates with teammate Ajinkya Rahane after the dismissal of England's Dan Lawrence during the first day of fourth cricket test match between India and England at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

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India's Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane during the 1st day of the second cricket test match between India and England, at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai.

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli with vice captain Ajinkya Rahane during the 2nd day of the first cricket test match between India and England, at MA Chidambaram Stadium, in Chennai.

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Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane, who led India to a 2-1 win in the recent test series against Australia, being welcomed by his family and supporters on his arrival at his residence in Mumbai.

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Indian cricket team stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane arrives at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport after winning the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, in Mumbai.

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Australia's Pat Cummins is congratulated by teammates Steve Smith, left, and David Warner, right, after dismissing India's Ajinkya Rahane during play on the final day of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia.

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Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane, left, congratulates teammate Shardul Thakur after dismissing Australia's Tim Paine during play on day four of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane, left, reacts after taking a catch to dismiss Australia's Steve Smith as teammate India's Cheteshwar Pujara, right, watches during play on day four of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane reacts as he walks from the field after he was dismissed for 37 runs during play on day three of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane bats during play on day three of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane bats during play on day three of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia.

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Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane, right, gestures as he talks with umpire Bruce Oxenford during play on day two of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at the Gabba, Brisbane, Australia.

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India's Ravichandran Ashwin, left, is congratulated by his captain Ajinkya Rahane as Hanuma Vihari is congratulated by teammate Mohammed Siraj, right, following play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia. The test ended in a draw and the series is at 1-1 all with one test to play.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane, right, walks from the field after he was dismissed for four runs during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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Australia's Nathan Lyon, second right, is congratulated by teammates after dismissing India's Ajinkya Rahane, right, during play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara, right, walk out onto the field for the start of play on the final day of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane rests on his bat at the close of play on day four of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane walks from the field after he was dismissed by Australia's Pat Cummins during play on day three of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane reacts as he is out bowled by Australia's Pat Cummins during play on day three of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane places his pink cap into a bowl for Jane McGrath Day ahead of play on day three of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane reacts as he is out bowled by Australia's Pat Cummins during play on day three of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane, left, and Cheteshwar Pujara walk from the field at the end of play on day two of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane, left, walks from the field with teammate Jasprit Bumrah following play on day one of the third cricket test between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane checks the wicket before training at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney, ahead of their cricket test against Australia starting Thursday.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane talks to a teammate during a session in the nets at the Sydney Cricket Ground during training in Sydney, ahead of their cricket test against Australia.

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India's captain, Ajinkya Rahane, center, talks with head coach Ravi Shastri Indian players train in Sydney ahead of their cricket test against Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane is congratulated by Australia's Steve Smith as they leave the field at the close of play on day two of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020.

India's stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane embraces teammate Shubman Gill as they celebrate after winning the second Test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. India defeated Australia by eight wickets to level the series at 1-1.

India's Ajinkya Rahane holds his man of the match award after winning the second cricket test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia. India defeated Australia by eight wickets to level the series at 1-1.

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Australia's Josh Hazlewood, left, congratulates Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane on winning the second cricket test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia. India defeated Australia by eight wickets to level the series at 1-1.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane, right, and teammate Shubman Gill embrace as they celebrate after winning the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia. India defeated Australia by eight wickets to level the series at 1-1.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane bats during the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia. India defeated Australia by eight wickets to level the series at 1-1.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane holds his man of the match award after winning the second cricket test against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. India defeated Australia by eight wickets to level the series at 1-1.

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Australian captain Tim Paine, left, congratulates Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane after winning the second cricket test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia. India defeated Australia by eight wickets to level the series at 1-1.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane, left, talks with his bowler Jasprit Bumrah during play on day three of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane, right, is run out by Australia's Tim Paine, left, during play on day three of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane, left, is congratulated by Australia's Steve Smith as they leave the field at the close of play on day two of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane, left, celebrates after scoring a century as teammate Ravindra Jadeja watches during play on day two of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane reaches to hit the ball during play on day two of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane bats during play on day two of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane reaches to hit the ball during play on day two of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane waves his bat to the crowd as he leaves the field following play on day two of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane, left, celebrates after scoring a century as teammate Ravindra Jadeja watches during play on day two of the second cricket test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia.

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India's India's Ajinkya Rahane walks off after he was dismissed by Australia's Josh Hazlewood on the third day of their cricket test match at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

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India's Virat Kohli, center, shakes hands with Australian players on the third day of their cricket test match at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane walks off after he was trapped LBW by Australia's Mitchell Starc for 42 runs during their cricket test match at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane dives to make his ground and avoid being run-out by Australia during their cricket test match at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

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Ajinkya Rahane of Delhi Capitals celebrates his fifty runs during Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 cricket match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Ajinkya Rahane of Delhi Capitals plays a shot during Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 cricket match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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Ajinkya Rahane of Delhi Capitals takes a catch during the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match against Rajasthan Royals, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.

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Delhi Capitals players Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin and others pose for photographs before leaving for UAE to participate in IPL 2020, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Mumbai.

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Delhi Capitals players Ajinkya Rahane and Prithvi Shaw interact with Assistant Coach Mohammed Kaif after arriving in UAE to participate in IPL 2020, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Dubai.

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Delhi Capitals players Ajinkya Rahane and Ravichandran Ashwin deboard a plane as they reach UAE to participate in IPL 2020, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, in Dubai.

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Delhi Capitals team players Ajinkya Rahane (R) and Prithvi Shaw pose for a photograph, before leaving for UAE, at Mumbai Airport. The Delhi Capitals team departed for the United Arab Emirates to take part in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

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India's Ajinkya Rahane reacts after he was out bowled by New Zealand's Neil Wagner during play on day two of the second cricket test between New Zealand and India at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane walks from the field after he was dismissed for seven runs during play on day one of the second cricket test between New Zealand and India at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane bats against New Zealand during the first cricket test between India and New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, New Zealand.

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India's Aninkya Rahane, left, Rohit Sharma, center, and Wriddhiman Saha, right celebrate dismissal of Bangladesh's Taijul Islam during the second day of the second test cricket match between India and Bangladesh, in Kolkata.

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Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport ahead of India's first-ever Day/Night Test against Bangladesh, in Kolkata. Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is also seen.

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India's captain Virat Kohli, right, and Ajinkya Rahane greet members of team support staff after their win against Bangladesh on the third day of first cricket test match in Indore

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Bangladesh's Abu Jayed, left, celebrates with captain Mominul Haque, center, the dismissal of India's Ajinkya Rahane, right, during the second day of first cricket test match between India and Bangladesh in Indore.

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India's Mayank Agarwal, left, celebrates with batting partner Ajinkya Rahane after scoring a century during the second day of first cricket test match between India and Bangladesh in Indore.

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South Africa's wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen, center, prepares to take the catch to dismiss India's Ajinkya Rahane, right, during the second day of third and last cricket test match between India and South Africa in Ranchi

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Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma celebrates after scoring 100 runs with teammate Ajinkya Rahane during the 3rd Test match between India and South Africa at JSCA Stadium in Ranchi.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane bats during first day of the third and last cricket test match between India and South Africa in Ranchi.

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South Africa's Lungi Ngidi, left, reacts after India's Ajinkya Rahane, right, hit a boundary on his delivery during first day of the third and last cricket test match between India and South Africa in Ranchi.

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Indian captain Virat Kohli with Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane during a practice session ahead of 3rd Test match against South Africa in Ranchi.

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India's cricket team captain Virat Kohli, right, celebrates with teammates after winning the second cricket test match against South Africa in Pune, India, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane, back to camera and Ravindra Jadeja, second left celebrate the wicket of South Africa's Temba Bavuma during the fourth day of second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune.

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India's cricketer Virat Kohli celebrates his century with Ajinkya Rahane during the second day of the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

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Indian cricketer Ajinkya Rahane bats during the second day of the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

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South Africa's cricketer Keshav Maharaj, right, celebrates after dismissing India's Ajinkya Rahane during the second day of the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Friday, Oct. 11, 2019.

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India's cricketer Virat Kohli, right, celebrates his hundred with Ajinkya Rahane during the second day of the second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune.

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India's Virat Kohli, right, celebrates his fifty with Ajinkya Rahane during second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane bats during second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane bats during second cricket test match between India and South Africa in Pune, India, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

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Indian cricket team Captain Virat Kohli and Vice-Captain Ajinkya Rahane run between wickets during the second India-South Africa cricket test match at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, in Pune.

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Indian cricketer Ajinkya Rahane arrives for the Indian Sports Honours awards in Mumbai.

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An unbeaten 111-run fifth-wicket partnership between Vihari and Rahane allowed India to declare at 168/4, giving their bowlers 13 overs to have a crack on the struggling West Indies batsmen.

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Ajinkya Rahane (64*) got India's innings back on track after the top-four were dismissed for just 57.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane, left, and India's Hanuma Vihari walk to lunch after the first session of day four of the first Test cricket match against West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards cricket ground in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after he scored a century against West Indies during day four of the first Test cricket match at the Sir Vivian Richards cricket ground in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after he scored a century against West Indies during day four of the first Test cricket match at the Sir Vivian Richards cricket ground in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after he scored a century against West Indies during day four of the first Test cricket match at the Sir Vivian Richards cricket ground in North Sound, Antigua and Barbuda.

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Mumbai Cricketer Smriti Mandhana receives the best women cricketer during the 24th Ceat Cricket Award in Mumbai.

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Rajasthan Royals' Ajinkya Rahane bats during the VIVO IPL T20 cricket match between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai

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RR batsman Ajinkya Rahane plays a shot during the Indian Premier League 2019 cricket match between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Rajasthan Royals (RR), at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.

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Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Butler celebrates his half century during the Indian Premier League (IPL T20 2019) cricket match between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

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Indian cricket team members unveil the new 'Blue' Team India jersey ahead of World Cup 2019 at an event, in Chennai.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane avoids a ball while batting against Australia during their cricket test match in Sydney.

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Ajinkya Rahane during play day two of the third cricket test between India and Australia in Melbourne, Australia.

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India's Jasprit Bumrah, left, shares a laugh with teammate India's Ajinkya Rahane during play in the second cricket test between Australia and India in Perth, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane lets a ball pass while batting during the first cricket test between Australia and India in Adelaide, Australia.

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India's Ajinkya Rahane plays at a high delivery during their tour cricket match against Cricket Australia XI in Sydney.

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Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane plays a shot during the first test cricket match played against West Indies, in Rajkot.

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India wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant walks off the field of play after losing his wicket from the bowling of England's Adil Rashid for 114 runs during the fifth cricket test match of a five match series between England and India at the Oval cricket ground in London.

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