Despit bad form Ajinkya Rahane will deliver in SA, says Pravin Amre
Amre believes that the 29-year-old will be on song in the rainbow nation.
Published - Dec 22, 2017 7:24 pm | Updated - Dec 23, 2017 12:06 pm
The Indian team, of late, has enjoyed massive success. The Men in Blue dominated the home season, beating every formidable opponent across all the formats. They are currently invested in a T20I battle against visitors Sri Lanka. Having one the first encounter at Cuttack’s Barabari Stadium, the Rohit Sharma led team will aim to win the second fixture tomorrow and seal the series.
However, star batsman Ajinkya Rahane’s form remains a pressing issue for India ahead of the all-important tour of South Africa. He has been struggling to put runs on the scoresheet which was visible in the recently concluded Test series against Sri Lanka.
However, managing committee member of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) and his personal coach Pravin Amre believes that the 29-year-old will be on song in the rainbow nation. Amre, who himself knows a thing or two about touring South Africa had scored a century (103) on his debut at Kingsmead, Durban, in 1992. He has previously worked with Rahane and believes his positive approach fill find him success on foreign soil.
According to sportstarlive, the veteran cricketer was quoted saying, “For a cricketer, what has happened in the past, is history. He (Rahane) is going to South Africa and he has to be really positive. The last time he played in South Africa (in 2013), he averaged 69.67. The team management and selectors have a lot of faith in him and that is why he is the vice-captain of Indian cricket team. I am sure in the coming tour, he will live up to people’s expectations and will deliver the goods.”
Rahane could only manage a top score of 10 in five outings
Rahane managed a top score of 10 in five outings. A lynchpin in the batting lineup, the right-hander has been one of the most consistent performers for India in Tests. Thus, in order to give him more time in the middle, the Indian management promoted him to number three in the batting order in the second innings against the Lankans in Delhi but that didn’t work out in their favour either.