You desire to extra runs from Ajinkya Rahane: Indian coach Rahul Dravid

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India vs New Zealand, 1st Test at Kanpur, Nov 25-29, 2021,
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Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane

Revealed on: Nov 29, 2021

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Group India’s head coach Rahul Dravid admitted that the administration would love veteran middle-order batter Ajinkya Rahane to attain extra runs. On the identical time, he asserted, like Cheteshwar Pujara firstly of the Kanpur Check, that Rahane is just one match away from discovering kind once more.

With Virat Kohli being rested for the primary Check, Rahane was appointed skipper. Nevertheless, he had one other poor sport, scoring solely 35 and 4. In distinction, debutant Shreyas Iyer scored 105 and 65. Whereas Iyer was named man of the match for his splendid batting efforts, India couldn’t win the Check as New Zealand held on for a draw regardless of dropping 9 wickets.

On the post-match convention, Dravid was requested the million-dollar query in Indian cricket. Whether or not he was fearful about Rahane’s kind. The coach responded, “I imply you don’t get fearful. After all, you prefer to extra runs from Ajinkya, he wish to rating extra runs.”

Backing Rahane to beat his elongated poor stretch of kind, the Indian coach added, “He’s a high quality participant and he has accomplished properly for India previously. He’s a kind of guys who has high quality and expertise and it’s matter of a sport when he wish to flip it round and he is aware of that and we all know that.”

India can have a large choice headache for the second Check in Mumbai, with Kohli returning to steer the workforce. Somebody should vacate a batting spot. Will India drop debutant Shreyas Iyer after his unimaginable Check debut? Dravid responded, “Look, we haven’t determined what can be our taking part in XI and it’s too early. No less than, in the present day our focus was on this sport and after we go to Mumbai, we are going to assess the circumstances and verify folks’s health. Virat Kohli will be a part of us so now we have to debate with him additionally after which take a call.”

Dravid, nevertheless, hailed Iyer for a stupendous Check debut. The 26-year-old created historical past by changing into the primary Indian debutant to attain a 100 and fifty in his first match. The previous India captain stated in reward of Iyer, “It’s nice to see the younger guys come by means of carry out straightaway on debut and we noticed that with one or two of the gamers in T20 as properly they usually made a very good account of themselves.

“A younger child doing properly in 1st Check for India and it’s not solely a very good reflection of that particular person (participant) but in addition a very good reflection of the system. Incontrovertible fact that now we have been in a position to develop not simply India A but in addition he has performed for Mumbai, in membership cricket,” he added.

–By A Cricket Correspondent

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