Mitchell Starc praised Rahane (Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: Same pitch, same conditions. But, when India’s top order came to play, except Ajinkya Rahane, no one’s feet got stuck on the wicket. Ajinkya Rahane alone scored more runs than Rohit, Gill, Virat and Pujara did not score together. And, now Australian bowler Mitchell Starc, who took Virat Kohli’s wicket, has also tied the bridge of his praise.
In praise of Ajinkya Rahane, Mitchell Starc said that he has shown a lot how to bat on a seaming pitch. We knew that he can play like this. Let us tell you that on the oval pitch on which Rahane is praising Rahane’s batting, he has scored 89 runs in the first innings of WTC Final facing 129 balls.
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Rahane told how he plays – Mitchell Starc
The result of 89 runs scored by Ajinkya Rahane is that India has been able to return to the match. Otherwise, the above batsmen had made complete arrangements to get the matiamet done. Mitchell Starc said, “Rahane played very well. We all knew that he can play such an innings on a seaming pitch. We have seen him doing this even before this match. When he walked out to bat, the conditions were quite the opposite for India. But he fought. Partnership with Shardul Thakur and worked to reduce the pressure on his team.
Rahane’s record abroad better than India
Ajinkya Rahane likes foreign pitches more than domestic ones. He has already liked playing especially in conditions like England. This is the reason why he has better test figures on foreign pitches than on Indian pitches.
Rahane has scored 1644 runs in 50 innings of Test cricket played in India at an average of 35.73, including 4 centuries and 8 half-centuries. But, his batting average in Tests on foreign soil is 40.67. With this average, he has scored 3376 runs in 91 innings, which includes 8 centuries and 18 half-centuries.
Rahane will have to hurry in the second innings – Starc
On Ajinkya Rahane’s playing technique, Mitchell Starc said that he is such a batsman who waits for the bad ball. Then he builds his innings and then converts it into a big partnership. He admitted that even in the second innings, Rahane can be a threat to us. In such a situation, we would like to get them out as soon as possible.
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