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Shreyas Iyer Returns to Ranji Trophy After Being Axed by BCCI. His Captain Ajinkya Rahane Drops the ‘Contribution’ Word


On Friday, Ajinkya Rahane encouraged Shreyas Iyer to move past his contract dispute and give the squad a strong showing against Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal.

Mumbai captain Ajinkya Rahane supported Shreyas Iyer on Friday, saying he should forget about his contract dispute and give the team a strong performance in the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal, which starts here on Saturday. After both players disregarded the BCCI’s directive and skipped their respective teams’ Ranji matches, Shreyas and Ishan Kishan of Jharkhand were not given consideration for the yearly central contracts.

Due to back problems, Shreyas was unable to participate in Mumbai’s quarterfinal match against Baroda.

“He’s an accomplished player. His contributions have been outstanding anytime he has visited Mumbai. We are happy to have him on our semifinal team,” Rahane told the journalists at the BKC Ground.

Rahane stated that Shreyas would not require any more motivation to perform well for Mumbai against TN.

“I don’t think he needs encouragement or advice. “He has always contributed with the bat for Mumbai, and his presence in the dressing room will help the team’s cause,” Rahane added.

Rahane, on the other hand, is fighting a personal battle after scoring only 115 runs in six matches at an average of 12.77, with one fifty.

However, the 35-year-old paid little attention to the anaemic numbers. “It is only a period, and you must respect it (not scoring runs). When you’re batting well and scoring runs, it happens on a regular basis. My batting is fine. “I just have to stay positive and trust my instincts,” he explained.

Rahane stated that he needs to bat freely in order to regain his run-scoring form.

“I just need to go out there and play freely. As a player, I believe you must be confident and respectful of a phase while moving forward and learning everything you can. “You don’t want to go too far ahead,” he said.

Rahane stated that opener Prithvi Shaw had recovered from his finger injury, which caused him to bat in the middle order during the quarterfinals.

“His finger hurt, so he came down the order. We wanted him to go before Musheer Khan. But, clearly, due to the injection’s effect, he had to pursue him,” Rahane explained.

Rahane believed Shaw, who has 389 runs from four matches at an average of 64.83, will play his best game against Tamil Nadu.

“Prithvi is incredibly aggressive and fast to score runs. In my opinion, he hasn’t really changed as a batsman. His hunger for runs is strong. That is our expectation of Prithvi. Rahane remarked, “We don’t want him to change his game.

In this game, he claimed, Mumbai will play without pressure.

“We’re playing incredibly well,” We would prefer not to consider the semifinal, final, or quarterfinals. To us, it is only another game.

We’ll benefit if we can be present both as a group and as individuals, according to Rahane.

Tanush Kotian and Tushar Deshpande, the No. 10 and 11 in the previous innings, amassed hundreds, which clearly pleased Rahane, who said that these kinds of efforts will give the entire batting unit a lot more meat.

“All players are putting in a lot of effort, but bowlers in particular, in their batting. I believe that the team’s performance truly takes off when Nos. 8, 9, 10, and 11 bat.

For those extra fifteen to twenty minutes after they bowl (at the nets), those guys have been working incredibly hard on their batting throughout the season. That is yielding results. Kotian seems like an all-around player to Rahane.

Tanush made those important 70s, 80s, and 90s sooner, thus I’m delighted for him. However, I believe that his score of 100 sets a standard (for him). “He has the potential to develop into a strong all-around player,” concluded Rahane.



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