Sandeep Patil, former India cricketer and leader selector, has slammed Ajinkya Rahane for adapting an over-cautious manner all over the just lately concluded Check collection in New Zealand, which India misplaced 0-2. In an interview with the Times of India, Sandeep Patil stated that India’s Check vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane is making an attempt to end up some extent that he was once a Check specialist and in doing so, he simply attempted to occupy the crease all over the New Zealand tour. The previous India batsman puzzled who will rating runs if a participant is simply going to occupy the crease. He additionally added that if the participant needs to only occupy the crease, he will have to name a safety guard.
“I heard about this (batting slowly) when he was once taking part in for Mumbai this season. This occurs because of worry of failure. He has led India, he is were given an incredible in another country report, however all that is historical past. Now that he is been labelled best as a Check participant, been out of India’s limited-overs crew, human nature is such that one needs to determine himself as a Check specialist. He is seeking to end up some extent,” Patil was once quoted as announcing by means of the Occasions of India.
“By way of doing that, you attempt to display that I’m going to be technically proper. I’m going to attempt to occupy the crease. If you wish to simply occupy, you’ll name a safety guard! Who’ll rating the runs?”
The 63-year-old additionally puzzled head coach Ravi Shastri and batting trainer Vikram Rathour’s position in serving to a batsman.
“If Rahane is not working out this, what’s Shastri, and the batting trainer doing? If one batsman is going right into a shell, the others apply, and the crew suffers. Those that bats after such batsmen really feel that the bowling is simply too excellent,” he stated.
Even India captain Virat Kohli had a torrid time with the bat within the two-match Check collection in New Zealand as he may best arrange to attain a complete of 38 runs in 4 innings.