This ton feels really special, says Rahane

This ton feels really special, says Rahane

North Sound - Amre said that Rahane keeping calm and not going for an exaggerated celebration after reaching his century showed a mature side



By IANS

Published: Mon 26 Aug 2019, 11:08 PM

Last updated: Tue 27 Aug 2019, 1:10 AM

Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane and pacer Jasprit Bumrah starred in India's record 318-run win over West Indies in the first of the two Test match. Rahane, who scored his ton after a long dry patch of 17 Test matches, described it as "special".
Speaking at the post-match presentation, Rahane said: "Feels really special. I thought the first innings was very crucial for us. I dedicate this award to the people who have backed me for the last one and a half to two years."
Meanwhile, Pravin Amre, Rahane's coach, hopes that this will finally silence the critics. 
Amre said that Rahane keeping calm and not going for an exaggerated celebration after reaching his century showed a mature side.
"He has handled himself really well. While everyone speaks about his knock in the Johannesburg Test match that won India the game, not many realise that the vice-captain had been dropped at the start of the series. He isn't frustrated and that shows the confidence he has in his game. That also showed when he got to his hundred. He spoke to himself and there was no exaggerated celebration. Any other batsman would have jumped in the air and done quite a few things," Amre said.
"For me, his first innings score of 81 was more important because India were in a spot of bother at 25/3 and when two big batsmen like Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara are back in the pavilion, there can be immense pressure.
"You needed someone to bat and hold fort and that is just what he did. I don't think nobody can handle the situation better than him on days when Kohli and Pujara are out cheaply. He has the technique and the temperament to adapt to situations," Amre said. 
 


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