Former Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria has criticized Indian Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane for his poor performance with the bat in the Test series against England. He also said that Rahane has been a ‘total flop’ in the ongoing 5-match series.
Notably, Ajinkya Rahane has been facing a lot of criticism lately for his poor performance with the bat. Many former cricketers feel that Rahane needs to step up his game or he might lose his spot in Test cricket.
So far Rahane has played only one good inning in the 5-match Test series against England which came back in Lord’s Test other than that he had a very poor run with the bat. In the Kennington Oval, Test he scored only 14 off 47 balls.
“Ajinkya Rahane has been a total flop in this series”: Danish Kaneria
Meanwhile, speaking on his YouTube channel Danish Kaneria stated that it’s the right time for India to look beyond Rahane. He asserted:
“India’s middle-order collapsed again. Ajinkya Rahane has been a total flop in this series. I think, now the time has come for India to really think about Ajinkya Rahane. Not only Rahane, India’s overall batting is in poor form.”
Further Danish Kaneria opined that Suryakumar Yadav who is in red form should be given the opportunity in playing XI in the England Test match as he is capable of scoring runs in every condition. He stated:
“I don’t know why Suryakumar Yadav and Hanuma Vihari are not being given a chance in the playing XI. Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw were called up to the Indian team in England from Sri Lanka. Everyone has seen how Rahane is struggling. As for Suryakumar Yadav, he looks like some one who is capable of scoring runs in all conditions. He could have been given a chance according to me.”
Ajay Jadeja gives his opinions on Ravindra Jadeja batting ahead of Ajinkya Rahane
Former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja stated that he feels that India was trying to send a message to Ajinkya Rahane, by promoting Ravindra Jadeja in the batting order. He said:
“I am just thinking what Ajinkya Rahane is going through. One of your best batsmen, vice-captain of the side. Even before he has walked in, it’s like Rahane has almost got a signal, saying ‘we’re not too sure about you.'”
“It could be the left-hander combination but I am just thinking in terms of someone who is uncertain with not a lot of runs. Before you walk in, you have got Ravindra walking ahead of you and there will be some time, whenever he walks in he is going to be thinking about it.”