Former Pakistani player Kaneria has questioned India’s team management to retain India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane despite a sad performance with the bat in the English Test series.
Rahane, who is India’s vice-captain in Test format, did not score enough runs as the only time he performed was in Lord’s, where she helped 61 India revive their innings. The Mumbai batsman has averaged 15.57 in the four games he has played in the series so far.
Ajinkya Rahane is out of shape and he does not know where his outer stump is: Danish Kaneria
Rahane did nothing in India’s second innings after being caught on the fourth day at Kennington Oval on the fourth day by English versatile Chris Woakes. Kaneria feels that India are saving Rahane and has stated that Suryakumar Yadav or Hanuma Vihari will be included as the replacement of the middle-order batsman.
‘I do not understand why they save Ajinkya Rahane. If he can not perform in this innings, leave the gates open for Suryakumar Yadav or Hanuma Vihari. Rahane is not in shape and he does not know where she is blunt. If you know a player is not in shape, you should have replaced him. “A message goes to the opposition that you save the batsman,” Kaneria said on his YouTube channel.
I really enjoyed the way Rohit Sharma batted: the Danish Canary
On the third day of the fourth Test, Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma scored his first century abroad after scoring 127 off 256 balls. Rohit and Rahul made a stand of 83 runs between them to create a base for India in the second innings.
Kaneria praised Rohit for his classic batting and said he enjoys it.
‘I really enjoyed the way Rohit Sharma batted, the way he fought in the first session. The elegance, class, focus and determination were there and India really needed such a partnership from their openers. That’s how you score in England and it was fantastic to see him bat, ”Kaneria added.
Rohit Sharma also scored his 3000 Test runs during his amazing century.