AUS vs IND: Ajinkya Rahane will be looking to lead India to a series lead against Australia at the SCG.© AFP
Former India batsman Wasim Jaffer on Monday came up with his latest coded message for India’s stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane ahead of the third Test against Australia, in Sydney. “Today I had nice filter coffee by the lake. Amazing how fish can breathe underwater. Then I walked past a potrait of Che Guevara before bumping into an old pal from Dombivali who now has a restaurant in Borivali,” Jaffer wrote in his cryptic tweet. “Btw good luck for SCG test @ajinkyarahane88 #Decode,” he added, with a wink emoji.
Today I had nice filter coffee by the lake. Amazing how fish can breathe underwater. Then I walked past a potrait of Che Guevara before bumping into an old pal from Dombivali who now has a restaurant in Borivali.
Btw good luck for SCG test @ajinkyarahane88 #Decode #AUSvIND
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 4, 2021
Before the second Test in Melbourne, Jaffer had tweeted a “coded” message for Rahane, with the first letters of every word put together reading “PICK GILL AND RAHUL”.
India did play Shubman Gill and the youngster impressed on Test debut, but Jaffer’s latest riddle was slightly harder to decode than his earlier one.
However, netizens were quick to solve Jaffer’s puzzle. The large consensus was that every sentence was a clue to a member of the batting order.
Filter Coffee – KL Rahul
Fish Breathe – Gill
Che – Pujara
Old Pal from Dombivali – Rohit Sharma
Borivali – Rahane
— Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) January 4, 2021
batting order sentence wise Decoded . Any doubt @vmanjunath @139NotOut
— (@swapcasm7) January 4, 2021
Batting order for SCG
1. Kl Rahul
2. Shubman Gill
3. Cheteshwar Pujara
4. Ajinkya Rahane
5. Rohit Sharma#Decoded #AUSvsIND #SydneyTest
— Akshay Devalapurkar (@ADevalapurkar) January 4, 2021
After an embarrassing collapse in the series-opener in Adelaide, India came back strong to beat Australia by eight wickets in the second Test in Melbourne.
The two teams will now face off in the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, starting January 7. While David Warner may return from injury for the hosts, India will look to welcome Rohit Sharma back into the starting lineup after he missed the first two Tests.
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