Chennai: In the first Test match of the series played between India and England (IND vs ENG), Ajinkya Rane returned to the pavilion in the first innings and zero in the second innings.
The vice-captain of the Indian Test team Ajinkya Rahne asked the critics to check the record of their last 15 matches in response to questions about his batting form.
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Ajinkya Rahane has failed to play a big innings after scoring a century in the second Test match played in Melbourne on the Australia Tour and captain Virat Kohli also defended Rahane after losing the first Test match against England by 227 runs.
Rahane said in the online press conference on the eve of the second Test of the 4 match series against England, ‘We are playing the Test on home ground after almost 2 years. If you look at the score of the last home series, then maybe some (big score) can be found there.
Ajinkya Rahne played 59 and 115 runs in a Test match of that series against South Africa in 2019. For which he was highly praised in the cricket corridor.
He said, ‘It is about the performance of the team rather than a personal performance and my focus is on how I can contribute to the team. If you look at the statistics of the last 10-15 Test matches, you might see some runs.
The vice-captain, who has scored nearly 1000 runs in the last 15 Tests, said, “I don’t pay attention to what is happening in the outside world.” Rahane looked like a willing player in this press conference, who was cleverly answering every question.
When the reporters asked the Indian Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahne that the body language of the players in the first Test did not look positive, was it because of the change in captaincy.
He said, ‘It happens when your energy in the game decreases slightly, but it does not mean that it is due to a change in captaincy. I have said earlier that Virat is and will be our captain.
He said, ‘If you are trying to dig out some spices, then unfortunately you will not get that. There are many reasons for the negative of the body language, this can happen due to the initial 2 days wicket in the first test. There can be many more reasons.
When asked about the change in batting in India after Cheteshwar Pujara’s very slow batting in Australia, Rahane said, “Nobody questions about his batting in the team. It doesn’t matter what people say outside.
He told, ‘The way he played in Australia and playing here is very important for us. He has played around 80 Test matches and he knows his game well, his ability cannot be questioned.
He also defended Rohit Sharma, saying, ‘Rohit is an important member of our team and he is not able to score 100 -150 runs, but in Australia, he batted well and gave the necessary sacrifice. 2 innings does not make anyone a bad player.