Rahane Stresses On The Importance Of Pujara’s Knock
Ajinkya Rahane reckoned that the people chanting over Cheteshwar Pujara’s slow knock has to fade away and the situation of the important knock should be noted. He added that Pujara playing more than 200 balls was very crucial to India’s chances in the Test and it paved the way for a lower-order assault from the Indian batting lineup.
“Cheteshwar, we always talk about him playing slow. But that innings of him was really important for us. I mean, he batted almost 200+ balls even though he got just 46 runs. I thought those 200 balls were really important for us,” Rahane said.
“I’m Happy People Are Talking About Me” – Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane wasn’t much concerned about people criticizing him for being inconsistent and he was happy to be an important part of the side still. He added that he and Pujara have come across this situation numerous times and they do know how to handle this pressure with the experience they have. He stressed about the contribution that make will matter a lot.
“I’m happy people are talking about me. I always believe people talk about important people. So I’m not too concerned about that. It’s all about contribution for the team. And Pujara and I’ve been playing since long. We know how to handle pressure.
“We know how to handle certain situations, so we are not concerned about them. We just wanted to contribute for the team and that’s what we are,” he added.
Ajinkya Rahane still needs to make sure that he gets a big score in the upcoming Test to be on the safer side.