Ajinkya Rahane has had a torrid time in Test whites for India since his last century, which came over two years ago on August 3, 2017. The Mumbai batsman has played 24 Test matches since, scoring only 696 runs at an average of 24. During this time, he managed only four half-centuries. Being a vice-captain of the Test side, the pressure to perform had always been immense on Rahane. However, he was unable to share the responsibility with the bat alongside the other senior players like Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara.