Former Indian cricketer and famous skilled Sanjay Manjrekar has been important of Ajinkya Rahane after Crew India’s dismal batting present within the Adelaide Check. On Monday, Manjrekar via a tweet hit out on the Indian batsman’s indecisive foot motion and gave the participant some recommendation.

Sharing the ‘fundamental Riyaz for defensive Check batting’, Manjrekar tweeted:

Manjrekar replied to a fan on how extra maturity, consistency and accountability is anticipated from somebody who’s a Check specialist like Ajinkya Rahane. The Indian batting collapsed for a record-low of 36 runs within the second innings of the Adelaide Check and Rahane was a part of the issue.

Ajinkya Rahane’s prone foot-work led to his dismissals in each innings of the Check. The batsman was caught on the crease on each events.

On Sunday, Manjrekar expressed his frustration and expectations from his fellow Mumbaikar in his column for the Hindustan Instances.

“Ajinkya Rahane has grow to be an attention-grabbing case in Indian cricket,” Manjrekar wrote. “When folks see him bat in IPL, they surprise about his kind, however I’ve maintained you can’t consider dropping Rahane as a result of his latest Check report is nice. In the identical breath, I’ve additionally stated that post-2017 Rahane has by no means regarded just like the batsman all of us cherished.”

“He appears to be like muddled within the thoughts greater than anything. The way in which he received out within the first innings, lacking a full-length ball by a mile after being set was one of many many indications of his mind-set within the final three years,” wrote Manjrekar.

Manjrekar additional wrote that for somebody who has performed 66 Exams, Ajinkya Rahane can’t be a participant who simply scores sufficient to maintain his place within the facet.

“The second innings was an ideal time for Rahane to indicate his value by enjoying a heroic innings like Virat does usually and he used to pre-2017. Additionally, his failure within the first Check is a lesson for individuals who look an excessive amount of into warm-up video games to gauge a participant’s kind and confidence,” Manjrekar added.

Rahane was additionally criticised closely for his involvement within the run out of Virat Kohli within the first innings of the Check. Kohli’s dismissal damage India’s batting and led to the autumn at Adelaide.

Is Rahane doing sufficient? That is the burning query forward of the Boxing Day Check. He has the added accountability of main an Indian facet that’s with out key gamers Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami.

For the reason that Sri Lanka tour of 2017, Ajinkya Rahane has averaged simply 35 in Check cricket. For nearly two years, in between 2017 and 2019, Rahane averaged simply over 25 and nonetheless saved his place within the facet and remained the vice-captain.

Printed 21 Dec 2020, 18:27 IST


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