Sanjay Manjrekar, former India batsman, drew consideration to Ajinkya Rahane’s string of low scores after the latter’s game-changing hundred in Melbourne Test in opposition to Australia final yr. Since Rahane’s knock of 112 on the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) that helped India degree the sequence, the India vice-captain has had scores of 27*, 22, 4, 37, 24, 1 and Zero together with the first Test against England. “My issue with Rahane the captain is Rahane the batsman. After that 100 in Melbourne his scores are – 27*, 22, 4, 37, 24, 1 & 0. After a 100, class players carry their form & carry the burden of players out of form,” Manjrekar tweeted.
My difficulty with Rahane the captain is Rahane the batsman.
After that 100 in Melbourne his scores are – 27*, 22, 4, 37, 24, 1 & 0. After a 100, class gamers carry their type & carry the burden of gamers off form. #INDvENG
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) February 9, 2021
However, India skipper Virat Kohli wasn’t amused when he was requested about Rahane string of low scores because the MCG hundred.
When questioned about Rahane’s method of dismissal – he was bowled by James Anderson on Day 5 – Kohli retorted: “Look I got bowled as well. If you are trying to dig something out, you are not going to get it because there is nothing.”
“Ajinkya, I have said this many a times in the past as well (that) along with (Cheteshwar) Pujara, he is our most important Test batsman and he continues to be as we believe in his abilities and he is an impact player.
“If you might be speaking about MCG Test, he stood up and scored 100 when the crew wished it essentially the most. You can have a look at variety of innings and what occurs from thereon, the truth is we gained the sequence in Australia.”
England beat India by 227 runs within the first Test in Chennai on Monday and took a 1-Zero lead within the four-match sequence.
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