Ajinkya Rahane practised taking blows on the body to prepare for the ongoing Test sequence in Australia, stated his mentor and coach Pravin Amre. Rahane, after two Tests in the sequence, is the highest scorer to this point (181 runs), and he efficiently led India to a series-levelling win in Melbourne in the 2nd Test.
Amre revealed that Rahane had modified his coaching periods to particularly adapt to the situations he would have to face in Australia. He additionally endured blows on the body as a result of he would have to grind out periods of brief bowling on the tour.
“Ajinkya was on his own (during practise sessions). He knew what he was doing and he was asking my throw-down person to bowl him in this and that area, he wanted to practise for this type of a ball,” Amre stated on Sports Today.
“He made sure that he will have less reaction time when he was going to prepare in those practise sessions. He was ready to take the blows on the body because he was aware that there will be sessions in Australia where he has to take blows on his body to survive that session,” he added.
India fought again to stage the sequence 1-1 after their humiliating loss in the Pink Ball Test in Adelaide when the crew was bundled out for 36, their lowest Test rating ever.
Amre stated Rahane’s knock was of the highest order however that his captaincy wants to be lauded as properly — particularly the approach he used his bowlers — as a result of these aren’t abilities that non-regular captains practise.