Ajinkya Rahane has a problem with his feet, now it is difficult to be in the Test team!
‘I am not worried about my form, it is not necessary to score 100 runs in every match, the contribution of 40-50 runs is also important.’ These were the alphas before the match of Ajinkya Rahane, who was captaining Team India in the Kanpur Test. He did something similar in the first innings of the Kanpur Test as well. Set on the crease, played good shots but after getting set, lost his wicket very bad shot game. Ajinkya Rahane scored 35 runs in the Kanpur Test and was bowled by Kyle Jameson. Let us tell you that this is not the first time that Ajinkya Rahane has failed like this. Rahane has been failing like this in the last 20 innings and this has become a big concern for his Test career.
Why is Ajinkya Rahane unable to play big innings? What is the reason why Rahane is suddenly getting out despite being set? The answer to these questions was found during the Kanpur Test. Actually Ajinkya Rahane has a problem with his feet. His footwork is not working properly. Former cricketer VVS Laxman said this during commentary.
Technical problem with Rahane’s batting – Laxman
VVS Laxman said during the commentary that there is a technical problem in Ajinkya Rahane’s batting. His feet are not moving properly, due to which he is losing his wicket like this. Laxman said, ‘Rahane’s footwork is wrong. The weight of his body is not on both feet but on one leg, due to which he is playing the ball behind. This problem of Ajinkya Rahane is going on for the last 11-12 test matches. Rahane has scored a half-century only twice in the last 20 Test innings. At the same time, his batting average is only 20.3. If Rahane continues to bat like this, then it will be very difficult for him to get a place in the team.
Rahane has been in poor form since 2019
Ajinkya Rahane’s bad times started with the New Zealand tour in the year 2019. Rahane was able to score 91 runs at an average of 22.75 in the two-Test series. After this, Rahane saved the Test match for Team India by scoring a century in Australia and scored 268 runs at an average of 38.28 but after that his batting average in the home Test series against England was 18.66. On the England tour, he was able to score runs at an average of 15.57. It is clear that Rahane’s figures are very disappointing and if he does not play a big innings soon, then Rahane can be defeated in the Test team.
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