IPL 2012: Lot can be done in 20 overs, says Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane’s match-winning 98 guided Rajasthan Royals to a 31 runs win over Kings XI Punjab PTI

By CricketCountry Staff

Jaipur: Apr 8, 2012


Promising Rajasthan Royals player Ajinkya Rahane believes that a lot can be done in 20 overs and the player shouldn t panic.

“The idea is to keep it simple. There is a lot that you can do in 20 overs,” Rahane was quoted as saying in the Times of India.

Rahane s match-winning 98 guided Rajasthan Royals to a 31 runs win over Kings XI Punjab.

“One has to back himself and stay calm and composed.

You play your game and keep it simple. I don’t think the pressure will affect you.”

Rahane has had disappointing moments in the tour Down Under.

“I did play in a couple of tour matches, but could not really grab these chances,” he said.

Rahane said he doesn t want to blame anyone for not getting selected in the Test squad.

“The management did what was best for the team and I am not complaining,” he added. “It is not in my hand to be selected for the Indian team. I will just continue to give of my best.”

Rahane feels that India might had failed to get used to the condition in Australia which resulted in a disastrous tour.

“I do feel the focus on the emerging sides should be more. India A should tour overseas more often. That’s how the players will be able to get used to conditions outside the country. I have benefited a lot from the India A tours.”

Rahane has mixed up with Rajasthan team well.

“I was with the team last year too and it is like one big family. We enjoy each other’s company.”

“It’s a pleasure playing with Rahul-bhai. He always motivates me,” Rahane concluded.