Rahul Dravid and Ajinkya Rahane performed collectively for the Rajasthan Royals within the IPL.© Instagram
India batsman Ajinkya Rahane has recalled the recommendation given to him by former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid to reach the shortest format of the sport. Rahane revealed Dravid advised him to not fear concerning the high quality of a shot, and simply to give attention to the influence it leaves. “Sometimes the shots you play in T20 cricket do not look good and you feel that you got out by playing a bad looking shot. But Rahul Bhai told me not to bother about what the shots look like in T20,” Rahane advised Deep Das Gupta in a videocast hosted by ESPNCricinfo.
“He said it does not matter. He said in T20 cricket, one needs to just watch the ball and hit it. What matters is what is the impact of the shot, that’s it,” he added.
Both Rahane and Dravid had spent a while within the Rajasthan Royals camp. Dravid had additionally been the mentor of the Rajasthan Royals within the IPL.
Rahane had final performed a T20I for India in 2016 in opposition to West Indies at Lauderhill.
The batsman additionally defined his batting strategy in T20 cricket and he agreed that he depends on the normal model of batting relatively than big-hitting.
“I do not try to copy anyone in T20 cricket. The shots I play are inside out, behind the bowler and there are some other shots as well that I have developed. I think if you are sure about your shots, then you should back them,” Rahane stated.
“I always plan to keep my strike rate around 150-160 if I am playing 18 balls inside six overs. After those six overs, it is important to break down your innings in T20 cricket,” he added.
The 32-year-old batsman would have been in motion for Delhi Capitals if the Indian Premier League (IPL) had commenced from March 29.
However, the match was postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Rahane was final seen in motion throughout India’s two-match Test collection in opposition to New Zealand in February this yr.
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