Star Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane has revealed that traveling in the Mumbai locals has helped him with his catching techniques. Rahane is widely regarded as the best slip catcher in the Indian team, drawing accolades for his reflexes world wide. He has taken some stunning catches, especially while fielding in the first slip against when the spinners are bowling.
For being the Test captain of the Indian team to being the 12th man in an ICC event would not be an easy task for Ajinkya Rahane. But Ajinkya Rahane has always been a team-man and yet again proved his class, by saying that one needs to keep all insecurities away while wearing India jersey, as per a report by Times of India.
Ajinkya Rahane was the captain of the Indian team during their series-winning Test against Australia in Dharamsala. Being the vital cog of a Test side, leading them to being a fringe player, carrying drinks is someone you wouldn’t have associated with an Indian cricketer in the 90’s but times have changed, and so has the mentality of the cricketers.
Ajinkya Rahane scored a superb century in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Port of Spain against West Indies to hand his side a comprehensive 105-run win. With this win, India went 1-0 up in the five-match series, with three matches still left in the series.
Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan once again got India off to a good start once again, putting on 114 for the first wicket. Rahane said that he loves to open with Dhawan. “Really happy with the way I played today. Didn't get opportunity in the Champions Trophy, but really happy that I got a chance here. It's lovely to open with Shikhar. We understand each other well, we have played together in England as well. Me and Shikhar decided to play normal cricket till the 9th over and then take it from thereon,” Rahane in the post-match presentation, while collecting the man of the match award.
India have eased past West Indies by 105 runs in the second One-Day International (ODI) at Port of Spain, Trinidad. As a result, they go 1-0 up in the five-match series. This is also India's biggest win in the West Indies.
West Indies never looked in contention to win this match after Indian had put on 310-5 from their 43 overs, in a rain curtailed match. Barring Shai Hope (81), no other West Indies player looked in good touch. There were some useful contributions lower down the innings from Jason Holder and Roston Chase, but that was not enough for West Indies to avoid a thumping defeat.
Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has backed the selection of Yuvraj Singh in the Indian starting XI over Ajinkya Rahane. Clarke believes that for a big tournament like the ICC Champions Trophy, India need to use all the experience available in their squad.
Speaking at Aaj Tak Salaam Cricket 2017, Clarke said, "I’d go with the two most experienced players in Yuvraj and Dhoni. This is their time to really stand up. You do need the mix of youth and experience in the team. But if I have to pick between Yuvraj and Rahane, I would go with the experienced player."
Leading an Indian cricket team is not an easy task, especially if the regular skipper is out with an injury at an important time of an all-important series. When Virat Kohli announced himself unavailable for the fourth and the last Test against Australian in Dharamsala, the onus was on the stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane to deliver.He was magnificent in the way he led the side so successfully, winning the series 2-1 for India. However, it was not all the easy for Rahane. While speaking to the media, he had mentioned that the mood of the team was sombre when Virat opted out due to injury but a phone call from the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar made things easy for him to pick up the team and lead them on the field.
He was magnificent in the way he led the side so successfully, winning the series 2-1 for India. However, it was not all the easy for Rahane. While speaking to the media, he had mentioned that the mood of the team was sombre when Virat opted out due to injury but a phone call from the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar made things easy for him to pick up the team and lead them on the field.
The recently concluded series between India and Australia was one of the most fiercely contested series in recent memory. Both sets of players fought valiantly, crossing the line on many occasions in order to emerge victorious from the series. Finally, India won with a scoreline of 2-1 in Dharamsala. After the match, Kohli revealed that friendships between Indians and Australians had ended. In order to defuse the situation, Smith apologized for his behavior at certain points in the series and also offered to share beer with the Indian team, especially Ajinkya Rahane, a teammate of his at IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiant.
One of Australia’s greatest captain Ian Chappell has come out in support of India’s stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane, saying that India are lucky to have a captain like Rahane.
Speaking to ESPNcricinfo, he said, “India are very, very lucky to have a stand in captain like Rahane. I thought he did a fantastic job.”
“It is not easy to do the job of a fill in because you know the actual captain has a got a certain style. So (in that situation), you think ‘what do I do? Do I try to copy that style or do I just be myself’, and Rahane did the right thing. He captained in his own way,” said Chappell.
Virat Kohli's headaches continue to cease as Ajinkya Rahane is out of the series with a fractured finger, as announced by the BCCI on Twitter. This news comes in after the fact that Mohammad Shami, who was initially doubtful for tomorrow's Test, is n