Former Indian wicket-keeper MSK Prasad said that it is not fair to put Ajinkya Rahane under pressure by talking about his performances for India in the recent past. The former chief selector said Rahane has been a little inconsistent but the management will not take ‘any drastic decision‘ when it comes to his place on the side.
Ajinkya Rahane — India’s leading run-scorer in the current cycle of the WTC with 1095, including 3 hundred, in 17 matches. However, he has failed to deliver the top quality best batsman side. He has scored 4 single-digit scores and a half-century in 6 tests, after hitting the heroic hundred in the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the 2nd Test against Australia earlier this year.
MSK Prasad says that Rahane is crucial to India’s chances in the England tour where India will play the World Test Championship final and 5 Tests against the hosts. He believes Rahane can deliver his best at crucial moments.
Prasad told cricket.com that “I think he is too good a player to start with. Of course, he has gone through lots of ups and downs but whenever the team has been in trouble, he rises to the occasion. He has that potential. The graph is a little up and down but I don’t foresee any drastic decision being taken by team management.”
He additionally told “He is a proven player and his overseas record is far superior to many of the Indian players and maybe at home, he has struggled a bit. We should not be putting unnecessary pressure on him.”