Former middle-tier Indian batsman VVS Laxman has opened where Ajinkya Rahane needs to improve to stop his lean run. India and England will honk their horns in Nottingham in five tests starting August 4th and Ajinkya Rahane would be in focus due to his inconsistency. VVS Laxman believes the veteran will have to end his struggles against the short deliveries.
Ajinkya Rahane didn’t take his weight off too late and got out without making any significant contribution with the racket. The 34-year-old is fighting against short deliveries and the left-arm sewer Neil Wagner has taken advantage of it several times. The right-handed batsman has done 21.92,267 runs in seven Tests this year and needs tons of runs to take India’s first test series victory in England since 2007.
According to VVS Laxman, Ajinkya Rahane’s presence on the Indian team is vital, especially in overseas conditions. The 34-year-old recalled his innings at Lord’s 2014, Melbourne in 2020 and his performance against South Africa in home tests to write India’s victory.
“Ajinkya Rahane is a very important member of this Indian batting team, especially in overseas conditions. I still remember how he did at Lord’s in Melbourne and the way he did in South Africa was also crucial to India winning those friendly matches. Laxman said during a discussion on Star Sports.
We saw that in the series against New Zealand and in the WTC final: VVS Laxman
However, VVS Laxman pointed out that Ajinkya Rahane needs to sort out one thing, namely his game plan against short deliveries. The 47-year-old said he reappeared against New Zealand and the Test World Cup final in early 2020.
“The only thing that Ajinkya Rahane needs to clarify in my opinion is his game plan against short deliveries. We saw that in the series against New Zealand, and we saw that in the final of the Test World Championship. ” he added.
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