Ajinkya Rahane’s coach Pravin Amre has revealed the level of preparation Mumbaikar did before touring for Australia to play the four-match Test series. He has stated that Rahane has yielded outstanding performance in the second Test because he had done tough preparation for the tour.
Ajinkya Rahane, who is also leading Team India in the Test series after Virat Kohli‘s departure, scored a gritty century before being run out for the first time in Test cricket. He stood for the team when the other side was losing wickets at consecutive intervals. Cricket boffins has labelled Rahane’s hundred as the perfect captain’s knock.
Ajinkya Rahane’s story is that he was successful only because he prepared really well: Pravin Amre
According to Amre, a lot of hard work was done behind the scenes by the stand-in captain to produce the desired output. Amre described how Rahane knew exactly what he wanted to work on in his game before the Australia tour and also said that he was ready to take blows on his body as he thought it will be required to survive some sessions during the tour.
“Ajinkya was on his own (during practise sessions). He knew what he was doing and he was asking my throw-down person to bowl him in this and that area, he wanted to practise for this type of a ball, he said.
“He made sure that he will have less reaction time when he was going to prepare in those practise sessions. He was ready to take the blows on the body because he was aware that there will be sessions in Australia where he has to take blows on his body to survive that session.
As per Amre, Ajinkya Rahane belief that he is successful only because he prepared really well before every tour
“I think that’s what he did before going and I was really glad to see how he was preparing, because Ajinkya’s story is that he was successful only because he prepared really well before each and every tour,” said Pravin Amre on Sports Today.
Meanwhile, India made a strong comeback in the second Test, winning it by eight wickets. Many had opined that Australia would clean sweep the visitors after a debacle in the opening pink-ball Test. But Ajinkya Rahane-led India proved everyone wrong and now all the eyes are on the third Test which is scheduled in Sydney and will begin on January 7.