Next to Nine 2017 - 1

Today we have a Next to Nine Sudoku. Ya you guessed it right. Another request from Rakesh Rai. :)

I must say that as a creator it gives immense satisfaction when a puzzle turns out much better than your expectation. Hope you all have as much fun solving it as I had creating it.

Rules of classic sudoku apply. Additionally, Digits outside the grid indicate the digits that encompass the digit 9 in that row or column.