Ajinkya Rahane has been one of the most sensational emerging stars in the Indian cricket of late. His techniques of batting has been picture perfect in many occasions and also he has been in the nick of scoring valuable runs for the team. Recently, due to the injury of Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya has been promoted up the order. He has been opening the innings for India since the  ODI series against England and has done a fair job. But consistency is required from his end to cement his place in the Indian team.

Rahane scored a brilliant 68 runs off 79 balls in the fourth ODI. He was on his way to score a century but he was dismissed by Ben Dunk then.

When Rahane was asked about his batting strategies, he said that his primary goal at the moment is to convert the good starts into big ones. He has got brilliant starts to his innings in quite a few number of times in the recent past but was often dismissed at the score of 20s or 30s.

Rahane also said that he always had tried his best to improve certain aspects of his game and also to pick certain bits and pieces from the practice sessions and the matches that he plays. He added that from the previous tours, he realised that consistency will be an important factor. He did manage to get starts for the team but he failed to convert them into big ones. He also said that the realises that if he gets a big score opening the innings, it would only help the team’s cause.

He also said that he has now grown comfortable in opening the innings for India. He is improving on his shots. Also, for improving his concentration, he is meditating and reading books.

Rahane also mentioned that presently there is good competition for the opening slot for India and he added that it is always good to have healthy competition when one is playing for his country.  He enjoys the competition and he also admitted to play any role for the team when needed.

 

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