Ajinkya Rahane wants to score runs consistently – Cricket News Update
Rajasthan Royals’ premier batman, Ajinkya Rahane, is very happy with his performances in the on-going fifth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and expressed that he wants to continue with the good form so that he can help his team clinch the title.
The right-handed top-order batsman made his way to the Indian team last year during the tour of England and impressed one and all with his ability to cope with the new ball against some quality bowlers like James Anderson and Stuart Broad. However, the youngster
is still struggling to cement his place in the national team.
Rahane is generally not considered a T20 specialist but he has played exceptionally well in the current season and is the highest scorer of the tournament so far.
Before the tournament, Royals were considered to be one of the weakest teams of the tournament and no cricket analyst was giving them a chance. However, Rahul Dravid and his men have surprised all the cricket pundits through some brilliant performances.
The opening batsman scored a fantastic hundred against Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier in the tournament. Rahane expressed that he was just looking to stay at the wicket for a long period of time and runs came naturally during that knock against Bangalore.
“That was a special knock for me. This is quite a long tournament, so I just need to keep my form going. I was not thinking about getting a century. I was only concentrating on staying at the wicket and playing out the stipulated 20 overs. I am not thinking
too far ahead,” said Rahane.
Rahane revealed that the pitch in the match against Bangalore was not an easy one for the batsmen and that is the reason why it took him some time to get going freely.
“The IPL is a great platform for the youngsters. It wasn’t an easy wicket to bat on. I took my time to settle down before I started to play my shots. It was a special knock for me,” the youngster added while talking about his smashing knock.
Rahane is a crucial player for the Royals and he must continue to play a big role, if his team is to do well in the coming matches.