India’s stand-in captain for the ongoing Test series in Australia, Ajinkya Rahane’s stellar show in the second Test has left several people in awe. Ajinkya Rahane’s match-winning hundred at the MCG has been the talk of the town that led India to an eight-wicket and a series-levelling victory. Highly experienced coach Pravin Amre revealed that the 32-year old benefitted from self-organized practice sessions.
Ajinkya Rahane’s twelfth Test century formed the bedrock of India’s first innings at the MCG as it helped them take a significant first-innings lead. The right-handed batsman had to step up to the task, mainly due to Virat Kohli’s absence and the failure of Cheteshwar Pujara. Rahane’s ton and some excellent bowling performances in both the innings ushered the tourists to a memorable win.
Pravin Amre underlined that they do not think about multiple series simultaneously and try to focus on giving their best in the present one. Amre believes that it is what enabled Ajinkya Rahane to thrive and deserves credit for the way he has gone about his job.
“We don’t think about multiple tour at one time. We try to be in that one tour, take one tour at a time and try to give our best in that basically. And that is what Ajinkya did. The year 2020 especially, we have to give credit to him because most of the time we plan the sessions and practice,” Amre said as quoted by Times of India.
Ajinkya Rahane planned his own sessions: Pravin Amre
Pravin Amre further stated that the 32-year old organized his own sessions, working harder than before, keeping two training drills instead of one. The 52-year old underlined that it was also his visualization that it is going to be his preparation for Australia’s tour and his hard work has given him the desired results.
But this time in particular, in this difficult time of COVID, he planned his own sessions, worked hard, basically harder than before, because he used to practice two sessions instead of one. But those are the small things he worked on, he visualized this is going to be my preparation for this tour of Australia. And any success can’t come just like that; we know preparation is important,” he added.