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Rahane said, trying to be Ajinkya of my early days

Rahane said, trying to be Ajinkya of my early days

The Mumbai skipper, who captained the Indian team, has embarked on a journey of self-discovery and Rahane feels it is working for him as he has scored 532 runs at an average of 76 in five Ranji matches this season. His best score was 204 runs.

Ajinkya Rahane is ‘trying’ to become the batsman he was in his younger days. The Mumbai skipper, who captained the Indian team, has embarked on a journey of self-discovery and Rahane feels it is working for him as he has scored 532 runs at an average of 76 in five Ranji matches this season. His best score was 204 runs.

Speaking to PTI on the eve of the Ranji Trophy match against arch-rivals Delhi, Rahane said, “I was thinking of the old times. When I came into the Ranji team for the first time (in 2007). How I used to play, what was my thought process. I am planning again and I am trying to be the Ajinkya that I used to be in my early days. I just want to keep things simple,’ he said. Rahane, who was dropped from the Indian team for the tour of Africa, admitted that he has made some changes in his technique.

Small changes of course. You have to continuously develop as a player and work on your strategies and keep improving. “Rahane said,” No big changes but small changes, skill wise, now I have to work for Mumbai. Have to think and do good for them. That’s completely in my mind. He said that he cannot be selfish and think only about his batting.

The 34-year-old player, who played 82 Tests, 90 ODIs and 20 T20 matches for India, said, “I am not thinking much about my batting but preparation is very important for me.” The preparation ahead of the Ranji season has been very good as well.” Rahane understands Prithvi Shaw’s joy at being back in the T20I squad after experiencing top-level international cricket and scoring 900-plus runs in two consecutive seasons. Despite the neglect of Sarfaraz Khan. Asked what advice he has for Prithvi or Sarfaraz ahead of an important Ranji match, Rahane said, “My advice to them would be simple. Control the things that can be controlled and don’t focus on the things that are not in your hands. Just try and be in the present moment and don’t think too far ahead.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.



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