India's Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane was on Saturday swayed by emotion as he went on to celebrate his century with three runs to go during the Deodhar Trophy final match in New Delhi.
It was a scoreboard error at the Feroz Shah Kotla that convinced Rahane to celebrate his century. Into the groove, Delhi spectators too appeared applauding the 30-year-old Maharashtra batsman.
Team India discard Suresh Raina, who was watching the match closely from the dressing room, was quick to realise the scoreboard mistake and told Rahane to stop celebrating as he needs three more runs to reach the triple-digit mark.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video of the entire incident on Twitter, saying: "What happened there? @ajinkyarahane88 felt he got to a 100, @ImRaina was quick to rectify there were 3 more runs to go."
Rahane's patience trumped Shreyas Iyer's flamboyance in a 'battle of captains' and he led India C to the Deodhar Trophy title triumph with a 29-run win over India B. (Read full match report)
Rahane dropped anchor to score an unbeaten 144 off 156 balls while young Ishan Kishan smashed his way to an 87-ball 114 during their opening stand of 210, which took the C team's score to 352 for seven in 50 overs.
In reply, Shreyas Iyer hit eight sixes in his 148 off 114 balls, but India B finished on 323 in 46.1 overs.