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Ajinkya Rahane Becomes First Recipient of Prestigious Australian Medal

It was a memorable day for Ajinkya Rahane as not solely he led India to a complete win within the MCG Test, but additionally grew to become the primary recipient of the celebrated Johnny Mullagh Medal. The medal is a tribute to honour Australia’s first sporting workforce to tour internationally. Mullagh was additionally the chief of the 1868 aboriginal tour to UK. Mullagh took 245 wickets at a median of 10.00 and scored 1,698 runs at 23.65 in 45 matches in the course of the 47-match tour.

It was a memorable day for Ajinkya Rahane as not solely he led India to a complete win within the MCG Test, but additionally grew to become the primary recipient of the celebrated Johnny Mullagh Medal. The medal is a tribute to honour Australia’s first sporting workforce to tour internationally. Mullagh was additionally the chief of the 1868 aboriginal tour to UK. Mullagh took 245 wickets at a median of 10.00 and scored 1,698 runs at 23.65 in 45 matches in the course of the 47-match tour.

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Rahane led from the entrance and scored 112 and 27 not out to take India to the end line. Moreover he was additionally praised for his type of captaincy after India had slumped to a shameful defeat within the first Test at Adelaide. Other than that there have been helpful contributions from each participant from the Indian workforce.

Hall of Fame Chairman Peter King stated the choice panel had modified its standards to permit Mullagh to be inducted given he by no means represented Australia in Tests. “I think in this case, Cricket Australia, the players association and the Hall of Fame itself wanted to acknowledge the impact Indigenous players have had on the game,” King advised reporters on the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Monday.

“This was in all probability a little bit of an oversight, looking back, and I believe now we have chosen Johnny as a consultant of that period versus going again making an attempt to individualise the person inductees.”

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Australian cricket has belatedly made efforts to recognise Indigenous gamers and open pathways for expertise into the elite ranges however solely former tempo bowler Jason Gillespie has represented the nation in Tests within the males’s sport. Other Australian sports activities have been extra profitable in tapping Indigenous expertise, with Indigenous gamers prevalent in skilled Australian Rules soccer and rugby league.



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