After the retirement of the likes of Sachin and Dravid, youngsters like Rahane have taken the opportunity and have cemented their place in the national team for India.
Rahane who was named the ‘CEAT Indian Cricketer of the year’ had a great season both at home and in conditions away from home. On the eve of this title, Rahane took the time to thank Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his season.
His temperament and calmness under pressure has also helped the likes of Virat Kohli and it has resulted in the pair knitting up some crucial partnerships for the team in testing circumstances. Speaking about the 262 run stand at the MCG with Kohli, Rahane said that they shared a good chemistry and that they understand each other really well.
With the Indian test team wearing a new look with a lot of aggression in the form of Kohli, Dhawan, Rohit etc, Rahane provides the coolness that the team needs.
He also said that the team management supports the aggression of Kohli the new test captain and that he will not try to change him as he feels that the aggression is what gets him charged up.
Rahane who said that the century at the MCG was very special to him added that he has been influenced by MS Dhoni and that he has contributed a lot in his success. He also added that he believes in himself and does not play for fame and that it helps him perform better.