Ajinkya Rahane credits DD assistant coach Pravin Amre for his batting success

Pravin Amre has been a father figure for some of the Indian players. Robin Uthappa was struggling to find form and get entry into the Indian team. Amre’s guidance proved so useful, that not only Uthappa became the Orange Cap winner in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), but also made his way back to the Indian team.


Rajasthan Royals (RR) plays the 500th game of the IPL at Brabourne Stadium against Delhi Daredevils (DD) on Sunday and Ajinkya Rahane didn’t hesitate to take guidance from Amre, who is his personal coach and also the assistant coach of DD.


“I have been talking to him (Amre) between games. I talk to him about my batting and my preparation. He knows my batting since he was with the Mumbai Ranji team for four years,” said Rahane in a report from Mid-Day.


“His tips have been very helpful. He is a very straight-forward coach and tells me whatever is wrong with my batting. I spoke to him when we played against Delhi Daredevils in this IPL. He was very happy with my batting,” he added.


Perhaps, JP Duminy led- DD side and Amre will pray to send the Indian batsman back as soon as possible, who is in fine form in the ongoing cash-laden tourney.


“On match eve we generally mind our own business. I have to strategise how to get his wicket. It is my commitment to my team. After the match, I am always available to give advice,” said Amre.


“All teams are aware how big Rahane’s wicket is. He is in form and any team would want to dismiss him early. Yes, I know his strengths and weaknesses better than anyone, but at the moment, there seems to be hardly any area where Rahane is weak. It is also a test for him. If he gets out early then I have some more work to do on his batting,” he concluded.