IND vs NZ 1st Test: Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has advised Ajinkya Rahane to score runs in one of his match preview videos. Along with this, he has also alerted Rahane that if he does not score runs, then there is a long line behind him. The first Test between India and New Zealand is to be played on 25 November in Kanpur. In the absence of Virat, Ajinkya Rahane is taking charge of Team India. Ajinkya Rahane, who has been out of form for some time, was skeptical about joining the Test team but he has been given the captaincy of the team in this match.
What did Harbhajan say?
Harbhajan said, ‘Virat is not there, Rohit has taken rest. Ajinkya Rahane, whom we were thinking about whether we do not know whether he will be in the team or not, has been made the captain. The last 11 matches have not gone well for him. In this, he has an average of 19. He is not in the rhythm but the thinking of Virat, Rohit and Rahul that Rahane should remain in the team and have given him the command of the Test team. Whatever responsibility has been given to him, I hope that he will take this team forward. Also runs will come from his bat because if he does not score runs then the line behind him is very long. Suryakumar Yadav is in the line and there are many other players.
Rahane had said in the press conference – it is not necessary to score a century every time
Before Harbhajan’s video, Ajinkya Rahane, while answering a question about his being out of form in the pre-match press conference, said, ‘It is not necessary that the batsman scores a century every time. Right now my focus is on how I can contribute to the team. I have got the opportunity to captain the national team, it is a matter of pride for me. Right now my entire focus is on the first Test match.
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