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WATCH - Ajinkya Rahane Refuses to Cut 'Kangaroo Cake' After Returning from Successful Australia Tour

As the victorious Team India reached home from a successful tour of Australia, players received warm welcome from fans and families. Skipper of the team, Ajinkya Rahane too got a hero's welcome upon his return to Dadar home, on Wednesday. A sweet gesture from Rahane has caught everyone's attention from the event.

WATCH - Ajinkya Rahane Refuses to Cut 'Kangaroo Cake' After Returning from Successful Australia Tour

As the victorious Team India reached home from a successful tour of Australia, players received warm welcome from fans and families. Skipper of the team, Ajinkya Rahane too got a hero's welcome upon his return to Dadar home, on Wednesday. A sweet gesture from Rahane has caught everyone's attention from the event.

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When asked to cut a 'kangaroo cake', Rahane simply refused to do it. The incident was shown on a Marathi TV channel. The kangaroo is the symbol of Australia and is their nation's pride.

Meanwhile, the first two Tests of the upcoming India-England series will be played at the M A Chidambaram Stadium behind closed doors, a top official from host association TNCA said on Friday. According to Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) secretary R S Ramasaamy, the two Tests would be played without spectators as per a BCCI directive, considering the prevailing COVID-19 situation.

"Yes…crowd will not be allowed for the two Test matches as a preventive measure in view of the virus situation," he told PTI. Also, a circular dated January 20 has been sent out to TNCA members saying that the decision to play the matches behind closed doors was taken along with the BCCI.

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"In view of the prevailing COVID pandemic, the BCCI has decided not to take any kind of risk with the safety of the players during the forthcoming India-England Test series," the circular read. "As per the BCCI directive, the first two Test matches between February 5 and February 17 being held at M A Chidambaram stadium will take place behind closed doors (No Spectators/Guests/Sub-Committee Members) as a preventive measure," it added.



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