Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane is gradually becoming a mainstay in the middle order for India.Reuters

A Test hundred is always a special one and when a player is able to score two centuries in a single Test match, it becomes even more special. Ajinkya Rahane achieved this feat against South Africa in the ongoing fourth Test match in Delhi and the batsman received several plaudits from experts including former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar.

With twin centuries under his belt against South Africa in Delhi, Rahane has six centuries under his name.

Rahane, who read the fourth Test match pitch beautifully, dominated the bowlers in Delhi as he scored runs at will and looked in great comfort. He hit 19 boundaries in the Test match along with seven sixes, which just reflected his confidence in going for the aerial shots as well.

After such innings, Gavaskar, who sung praises for his batting performance, feels that Rahane is a 'complete batsman'.

"Ajinkya Rahane is currently the most complete Test batsman in the team. He is brilliant both in attacking and defending," NDTV quoted Gavaskar as saying.

Apart from Rahane, Kohli might also fall in the same bracket as the Delhi lad has been even compared to legend Sachin Tendulkar for his run-scoring ability. But Gavaskar believes that Kohli failed to impress in England last year as he did not score a single half-century. 

What makes Rahane a special player is his ability to score runs in all tracks and conditions. His previous four centuries have come in four different conditions including his maiden hundred in Wellington, Lord's, Melbourne and Colombo, where the tracks were different. He missed his century in Bangladesh by 2 runs in June 2015.

"He (Rahane) has done well everywhere, in all the conditions whereas Virat Kohli struggled in England," said Gavaskar.

Kohli also missed his chance to score his 12th hundred as he was dismissed for 88 runs in the fourth Test match.

"I feel sorry for Virat that he could not score a century at his home ground which would have been memorable. He should have got a hundred yesterday. It is not easy for anybody to start again after a break and in his case it was an overnight break," added Gavaskar.

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