Ajinkya Rahane is an integral part of the team, won't trade him mid-season: Delhi Capitals

A Delhi Capitals' official has made it clear that Rahane is in great form and adds a lot to their squad.

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The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is on with full zeal and class, where Delhi Capitals (DC) are sitting comfortably on the second slot in the points table. With stiff competition in the cash-rich league, players are thriving hard to get in the Playing XI of their respective squads.

In the same light, there have been a lot of questions whether Delhi will be pitching in their senior campaigner, Ajinkya Rahane, or not. In the current matches, India’s Test star, Rahane was seen warming the bench for the Capitals.

However, a DC official has made it clear that Rahane is in great form and adds a lot to their squad, but the pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw is in great form at the opening position. And, DC doesn’t want to hinder that partnership. It seems like Rahane would have to wait a bit for his turn owing to some great young talents in the DC backyard. It was made clear that whatever is being floated on social media is not the reality every time.

Ajinkya Rahane has been excellent with the team: DC official

“You have to understand that whatever is being said on social media cannot be the criteria for team selection. Rahane is a brilliant player and brings in a lot of experience with him. But the simple point is that Dhawan and Shaw have been outstanding at the top.

You do not fix something that isn’t broken. Also, you would realise we have looked to continue with players who we believe in over the last two seasons. Dhawan and Shaw are proven performers for us. Rahane will have to wait his turn to be honest,” the DC official said as quoted by Inside Sport.

The official also answered whether Rahane is looking for a mid-season transfer as capped players are eligible for that in this season. Whatever has been said outside isn’t exactly the scene inside the team, added the official.

“He is an integral part of the team, and he wasn’t brought in with the idea of trading him mid-season. Whatever be said on the outside, he has been excellent with the team and has looked to give his input wherever possible,” concluded the official.