Elated after scoring his maiden Test hundred, Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane on Saturday thanked retired legends Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid for inspiring him and helping him become a better player. Rahane played some sublime shots all over the ground at Wellington.


Rahane hit 118 runs in the ongoing second Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve to take India to a total of 438 runs in their first innings and give the team a lead of 246 runs.


“I also want to thank Sachin [Tendulkar] paaji because during his last two Test matches, he told me about my batting.