Ajinkya Rahane living in denial about his batting, Should learn from our mistakes, When the two went head-to-head as skippers in the IPL. A jinkya Rahane is struggling both as captain and batsman in the ongoing Indian Premier League season and things just got from bad to worse for the Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday night as they suffered a 12-run loss against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali.
For many fans, Ajinkya Rahane and R Ashwin two constants in MS Dhoni’s line-ups in the 2015 edition are still viable options for India’s One Day International set-up. But, in all reality, both were nowhere close to making the cut for the 15 member squad announced for the 2019 World Cup.
182 (183) on that wicket was quite chaseable. We started well. Just a matter of two sixes. A game like this, you can’t criticise too much. Our bowlers bowled well. In a chase like this, you can’t lose too many wickets in a bunch.
While the batsmen failed to take home the advantage, the bowlers were brilliant for the Royals. While pacer Jofra Archer stole the show with figures of 3/15 from his four overs, Rahane also praised the spin bowling duo of Ish Sodhi and Shreyas Gopal.
The equation had earlier come down to 49 off 16 deliveries and Stuart Binny looked at his best, but Rahane was dismissed in the 19th over, and the all-rounder, who scored an unbeaten 33 off 11, failed to get support from the other end. The skipper acknowledged that the flurry of wickets in the death overs cost them the match.