Ajinkya Rahane, the vice-captain of the Indian Test team, issued a statement on Monday regarding his poor record ahead of the third Test against England. People always talk about important people, he has said. Let us tell you that Rahane’s terrible performance has been going on for quite some time.
In the two matches of the current series, Rahane has only scored 67 runs. Rahane had already scored 49 runs in the first innings and 15 in the second innings in the title match against New Zealand. He became the target of critics as a result of this performance.
Criticisms don’t bother me too much
Meanwhile, he attended a press conference on Monday, during which he broke his silence about his poor performance. He also defended Cheteshwar Pujara during this time. “I don’t get too upset by criticisms,” Rahane remarked in response to a query from news agency ANI during the press conference.
Only important people are listed. I’m glad he’s teasing me like way. We simply want to be a part of the team. I concentrate only on the aspects of my life that I can influence. My primary goal is to improve team performance. You think on your own terms, but it all comes down to the team in the end.
In the second test, my innings were satisfactory
My innings in the second Test was decent,’ Rahane said, defending Pujara. ‘I have always believed in contributing for the team, I always think about the team.’ For me, those 61-run innings at Lord’s was fulfilling.
Pujara played slowly, but his performance was crucial; he faced 200 deliveries during his innings. Pujara and I have been playing together for a long time and are used to dealing with pressure.
For the fourth wicket, a 100-run partnership
Let us remind you that in the second innings, Rahane and Pujara put on a 100-run partnership for the fourth wicket. After then, Team India won the second Test by a large margin because to an unbroken 89-run partnership between Shami and Bumrah.
At Lord’s, India defeated England by 151 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match Test series. The first Test between the two sides was a draw at Nottingham.