Ajinkya Rahane

IND vs AUS 2017: This is what Rahane has to say after not being picked for the T-20 series

 

[caption id="attachment_55548" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Rahanejpg Rahane scored four half centuries in the recently concluded ODI series against Australia. Image Source: twitter[/caption]

Internet Desk: The team selection committee of BCCI hasn’t given a chance to star Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane in the T-20 series against Australia despite of his brilliant form. Rahane scored four half centuries in the recently concluded ODI series against the Aussies in absence of star opener Shikhar Dhawan who was with his wife as she was unwell. Though Rahane looked not a bit unhappy after listening to this and said he always respects the decision of the team management and the selectors.

"Yes, so much cricket we play, the team management, selectors take a decision and we respect it. Speaking about competition, it is necessary and it helps you to give your best performance. Whoever gets a chance does well for the team. I have always enjoyed the competition (among players)," Rahane told reporters.

The batsman from Mumbai further added that he is very happy with his form in the series against Australia.

"Yes, I am happy. The responsibility and the opportunity I was given, the way I was supposed to bat, I did. Definitely, I am happy with the form I have carried from the West Indies tour, I have made four consecutive fifties," he explained.

"I could have converted the fifties into hundreds. It was in my mind to contribute, I shared three 100-run stands with Rohit (Sharma) and our aim was to give a good start to the team," he added.

The Mumbai batsman also said that he would convert the 50s into 100s if he gets a chance.

"In the future series if I get a chance I will convert the 50s into 100s," he quipped.

On the team's performance, Rahane expressed satisfaction and said whoever got a chance has performed.

"It is a proud moment for all of us. Our aim is 2019 World Cup and we are going in that direction. For that we have to play series by series and match by match, the aim of this team is to win every match and series, and we always try to improve.

"All have performed. In the middle-order Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav, whenever they got opportunity, they have performed. Rohit and Virat (Kohli) have always performed well. Kuldeep (Yadav) and (Yuzvendra) Chahal got a chance and they did well. Our bench strength is good.

"The fact that all of us get a chance and perform is a good sign. If you have to win the 2019 World Cup, then you have to test your bench strength," concluded Rahane.

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