Team India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane admitted that he plays domestic cricket with the same intention as he returns to lead India C in the ongoing Deodhar Trophy.

Meanwhile, Rahane, who has not played an ODI since February, needs something to do to find a place in the squad. However, time is running for him as India will play only 17 ODI’s before the start of ICC World Cup. Speaking on his return, Ajinkya Rahane stated that you need to have the same intensity going.

After coming from international cricket, you’ve got to have the same attitude and the same intensity when you go on to the field,” Rahane told reporters.

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Rahane, who has represented India in 52 Tests still considers himself as the student of the game. He also added that you get to learn something or the other whenever you step on the cricket field.

I always believe that you are always a student. When you step on to the field, you learn something or the other each and every day. The attitude which I bring in international cricket, I want to continue with that and help my team always because when you help your team you automatically do well,” Ajinkya Rahane continues.

Attitude is the key: Ajinkya Rahane

The Mumbai batsman also noted that attitude is the key when a player comes a notch down in terms of quality of competition. Although he is not concerned about individual performances, Rahane wants to play with a good attitude and send a good message.

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 “I am not thinking about individual performances or outcomes, it’s all about playing with a good attitude in domestic cricket and sending a good message. There are certain things you can’t control and that’s something that I always believe in.

What you can control is your good attitude on the field, and your dedication on the field and the passion to play cricket. That’s what you can control. That’s the only message I’ll give: just go out there and enjoy your cricket with passion. Play with a good attitude,” Ajinkya Rahane concluded.