Mumbai: Team India batsman Ajinkya Rahane became the only player to have played in the 500th test for India and 500th game for Mumbai when he took the field against Baroda in Ranji Trophy game at Wankhede on Thursday.
The Veteran batsman who is the backbone for Team India in the longest format of the game was a part of the side that played their 500th Test last year, when the New Zealand team had toured the country.
The iconic Test was played at Green Park stadium in Kanpur where Rahane managed to score 18 runs in the 1st innings and 40 runs in the 2nd innings. India eventually went onto to win the match by 197 runs.
Mumbai is one the most powerful and successful team in the domestic cricket winning 41 Ranji Trophy titles till date. Inspite of big names back in the side, Mumbai were bowled out for partly 171 runs with Rahane scoring a duck as he was dismissed by Atit Sheth .
Baroda’s young pace bowlers Atit Sheth and Lukman Meriwala spoiled Mumbai’s historic 500th test by claiming 5 wickets apiece to put Baroda in control of the match.
The 29-year-old middle order batsman will be leaving the Ranji squad after Baroda game to join the national side ahead of first test which will start on 16th November at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.