Robin Uthappa bats for Ajinkya Rahane's lean patch with the bat

Robin Uthappa bats for Ajinkya Rahane’s lean patch with the bat

”There comes a bad patch in every cricketer’s career, even the great Sunil Gavaskar went through it. It can happen to any cricketer," Uthappa quoted.

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Veteran Indian cricketer Robin Uthappa is optimistic about out of form Indian cricketer, Ajinkya Rahane, getting back to form soon. Uthappa recently attended the Dr. Dayal Foundation annual award ceremony. On the sidelines of the ceremony, he spoke at length about how he feels Ajinkya Rahane would bounce back to form.

In the recently concluded Test series against Sri Lanka, Rahane could only muster 17 runs across the five innings that he played in. Now, ahead of the South Africa series, he is under some pressure to perform. Speaking about Rahane, Robin Uthappa noted that every player goes through a lean patch. There is nothing wrong in it. He hopes that Rahane gets out of the lean patch soon.

”There comes a bad patch in every cricketer’s career, even the great Sunil Gavaskar went through it. It can happen to any cricketer. The sooner his lean patch ends its better for Indian cricket. I suppose he should just keep playing. I am sure the selectors have enough faith (in him), which is why they are continuing with him. I wish him to get back to his form very soon and score lots of runs,” quoted Robin Uthappa as per the quotes in Newsx.

Ajit Wadekar praises Rohit Sharma

Meanwhile, former Indian captain Ajit Wadekar showered praises on the Indian stand-in skipper, Rohit Sharma. Wadekar received the Lifetime Achievement award at the DDF ceremony. He noted that not only does Rohit muster runs at will, he also manages to keep the audiences entertained.

“Rohit is certainly a damn good player and I expect him to do well in South Africa. You have to move with time, also with the crowd’s demands. Cricket can’t survive without entertaining the crowd. Also the wickets are getting much better these days while the (bowling) attack of teams is getting very much stereotyped for which it becomes easier for the batsmen,” Ajit Wadekar quoted.