SPORT-RAHANE 3 (SPB3)

first_imgRahane also hailed Kohlis Test captaincy, saying the Rahane also hailed Kohlis Test captaincy, saying the Delhi batsman has been handling the team very well. “Under Virats captaincy, the good thing is that every member is backing him and he supports all. The entire team is progressing in one direction, which is a good sign. The team has got only one goal and all of us are working towards the same – that we have to win matches and series. “Each individual has his own style of leading and Virat has been handling the team well and the team has also been backing him to the hilt.” Rahane, who made his Test debut in March, 2013, at the Feroz Shah Kotla and then has not played another five-day international game in the country, says he was looking forward to play at home against South Africa in the upcoming series of T20s, ODIs and Tests. “After a long time we are going to play in India – Tests, ODIs and T20s. It is important to respect the opposition, whatever be the conditions you are playing in. But we will look to play the kind of cricket we have been playing over the last one-and-a-half to two years. Its important to stay positive all the time and look to dominate the opposition.” Rahane differed when reminded that the Proteas have announced a Test squad comprising three frontline spinners and that Indias recent record against the slow bowlers was not very rosy. “I believe we have played spinners as well as we had done against fast bowlers. We have done well against the spinners. Okay, we have got out to them, but we have dominated them too. In Sri Lanka, our motive was to give our bowlers enough time. As a batting unit, our thinking was about our teams requirement. “We played with five bowlers and its important to take 20 wickets to win a Test match. We have practiced in the nets against spinners, what shots to play and how to dominate them. “I believe even against South Africa we will be preparing for that and I am sure we will dominate their spinners and the entire bowling unit,” he said confidently. (MORE) PTI SSR SDL BS AH RYSadvertisementlast_img

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