Former Indian cricketer and recognized expert Sanjay manjrekar Ajinkya Rahane slammed after the Indian team’s dismal batting performance during Adelaide’s test. On Monday, Manjrekar, via a tweet, denounced the indecisive movement of the Indian batsman’s foot and gave the player some advice.
Share the ‘basic Riyaz for a defensive batting test, ” Manjrekar tweeted:
Manjrekar responded to a fan about how more maturity, consistency and accountability are expected from someone who is a testing specialist like Ajinkya Rahane. The Indian stick collapsed for a record low of 36 points in the second round of Adelaide’s test and Rahane was part of the problem.
Ajinkya Rahane’s sensitive footwork led to his dismissals in both rounds of the Test. The batter was caught on the crease twice.
On Sunday, Manjrekar expressed his frustration and his expectations of his colleague Mumbaikar in his column for the Hindustan Times.
“Ajinkya Rahane has become an interesting case in Indian cricket,” Manjrekar wrote. “When people see him beat in IPL, they wonder about his form, but I argued that you can’t think of letting Rahane down because his recent testing record is good. In the same breath, I also said that Rahane after 2017 had never looked like the drummer we all loved. “
“He looks tangled in his mind more than anything else. The way he came out in the first innings, missing a full-length ball a mile after being tuned was one of many indications of his state of mind over the past three years, ”Manjrekar wrote.
Manjrekar further wrote that for someone who has played 66 tests Ajinkya Rahane cannot be a player who scores just enough to keep his place in the camp.
“The second round was the perfect time for Rahane to show his worth by playing heroic rounds like Virat often does and he used to from before 2017. Plus, his failure on the first test is a lesson for those who too interested in warm-up matches to assess a player’s form and confidence, ”added Manjrekar.
Rahane has also been heavily criticized for his involvement in the Virat kohli in the first rounds of the Test. Kohli’s dismissal hurt India’s stick and led to Adelaide’s downfall.
Is Rahane doing enough? This is the burning question that precedes the Boxing Day Test. He has the additional responsibility of leading an Indian team that does not have Kohli key players, Rohit sharma and Mohammed shami.
Since touring Sri Lanka in 2017, Ajinkya Rahane is on average only 35 years old in the cricket test. For almost two years, between 2017 and 2019, Rahane averaged just over 25 years and always kept his place in the camp and remained vice-captain.
Posted Dec 21, 2020, 6:27 PM IST