Australia series winning skipper Ajinkya Rahane refused to cut a series-winning celebration cake with Kangaroo on it in Mumbai.
Australia series winning skipper Ajinkya Rahane refused to cut a series-winning celebration cake with Kangaroo on it in Mumbai.

History created team India’s skipper Ajinkya Rahane breaks silence on the reason for not cutting the “Kangaroo cake”. On his arrival of India, post conquering Australia in Test series his neighbours present him a cake with Kangaroo over it.

Ajinkya Rahane Refuses to cut the Kangaroo cake

Rahane in response refused to cut the Kangaroo which placed over the winning celebration cake. In a recent interview with cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle Rahane answers the reason for his move.

“Kangaroo is their (Australian) national animal and I don’t want to do that. You treat your opposition, you give them respect even if you win, even if you create history. That’s fine. You have to have that respect for the opponents and other countries. That’s why I took that decision not to cut that cake,” Rahane told cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle in an interview.

Post winning celebrations

Rahane, who returned to his Dadar home on January 20, was received in his neighborhood with a ‘kangaroo cake’, which he refused to cut. The video of the incident went viral on social media.

Cricket fans and experts hailed Rahane for his move as the kangaroo is a symbol of Australia, appears on the Australian coat of arms and on some of its currency, and is used as a logo for some of Australia’s most well-known organisations.

On the question of being in charge of the victorious side for a short span, Rahane said, “That phase is over and I am no longer the captain. I am focusing on the Test match against England now. Whatever happened, that’s history now, that’s gone. So let’s move on and focus on our next assignment.”

India’s signed Jersey to Nathan Lyon

Rahane’s leadership was also applauded when he decided to present a signed jersey to veteran Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon completing his 100th Tests at Gabba, Brisbane.

Two weeks after the match, Nathan Lyon took to Instagram and thanked the Indian team for the gesture, “A massive congratulations to @ajinkyarahane and team India on the series win! Thank you also for your sportsmanship and the incredibly kind gesture of a signed Team India shirt. It will be a great addition to the man cave.”