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“If the ball is spinning too much, you don’t have to think about it” – Ajinkya Rahane

India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has opined that batsmen should not overthink whereas dealing with the spinning ball. According to him, it is essential to simply deal with enjoying the line of the ball.

Techniques of each Indian and England batsmen got here into query after they crumbled on a turning floor in Ahmedabad in the pink-ball Test.

Speaking at a digital press convention forward of the fourth Test, Ajinkya Rahane said that batsmen want to again their protection, whether or not enjoying on a spinning or seaming floor. He mentioned:

“When you play on spinning tracks, you have to play the line, and you know that. We haven’t played so many games in India in the last two-three years. Whether you play on a seaming wicket or a spinning wicket, it is also about playing that line. If the ball is spinning too much, you don’t have to think about it. You just play the line. If you miss the ball, you miss the ball, that’s it. It is all about backing your defence and your ability on spinning or seaming wicket is the key. That’s what we follow.”

However, Rahane did admit that the problem of enjoying with the pink ball was of a totally completely different stage, as the ball was skidding on greater than typical. The 32-yr-outdated additional mentioned:

“With the pink ball, it was completely different. Ball was skidding on. Off the wicket, the pace was completely different. This was our third Test with the pink ball. We need to practice more with the pink ball. It’s all about adjustment and practice and what process you follow. As I said, when you play the spinning ball, it’s all about playing the line.”

You want to apply to play the spinning bowlers: Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane, who led India to a well-known Test sequence win Down Under, mentioned that India have been working arduous on enjoying the spinning ball since they’ve performed extra abroad Tests lately. He said:

“During practice, we decided that we are going to focus on playing spin bowling, because in India you get those wickets. About Test cricket, last time we played in India was against South Africa in 2018-19. After that, we are playing against England. So yes, you need practice to play the spinning bowlers.”

Ajinkya Rahane will probably be eager to give you an enormous knock in Ahmedabad. He has managed just one half-century in the sequence up to now.

Published 02 Mar 2021, 18:34 IST

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