Rahane’s strength in the first innings
Ajinkya Rahane got off to a great start on the first day of the Centurion Test as he was unbeaten on 40 by the end of Sunday’s game. This time, he hit 8 fours and in the last session he made an important partnership of 73 runs with KL Rahul in Centurion.
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Ajinkya Rahane got an important opportunity
His place in the squad was in question after he was dropped from the Test team’s co-captaincy before the tour of South Africa. However, the team management trusted Ajinkya Rahane for the Boxing Day Test and was given a place in the XI.
‘It was helpful to step down as co-captain’
Sanjay Bangar told Star Sports, ‘In fact, sometimes some events give you relief. The same has happened in the case of Rahane. His burden has eased somewhat since he stepped down as vice-captain. He has batted well so far since stepping down as co-captain. He hit the boundary because it was all bad.
‘Rahane’s style is like Dravid’s’
According to Sanjay Bangar, ‘Rahane likes to speed up the start of his innings. His innings is very similar to Rahul Dravid’s innings opening method. Because he liked to score 20 runs at the beginning of the innings so as not to get under pressure. This is why Rahane plays with the same pattern as him. In all innings where he has been successful, he has started similarly.