World Cup 2019: Ajinkya Rahane must be India’s No. four, says former BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale


Rahane final performed an ODI means again in February 2018 towards South Africa.

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

The quantity 4 place has given the Indian staff administration complications for fairly a while now. Lots of them, together with, Ambati Rayudu, Vijay Shankar and Ajinkya Rahane had been tried out to fill within the void. However in the course of the 2018 Asia Cup, Ambati Rayudu got here to the fore and made himself a severe contender. Simply when the right-hander was wanting settled, thunder stroke and he misplaced his place.

The quantity 4 conundrum resurfaced but once more, and India went with Vijay Shankar for the 2019 World Cup. Nonetheless, he was dominated out halfway and Mayank Agarwal was referred to as up as his substitute. In the course of the mega occasion, the likes of Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik batted in that place. In the meantime, Sanjay Jagdale, the previous BCCI secretary, needs Ajinkya Rahane to shoulder the mantle at quantity 4.

Ajinkya Rahane can ship when conditions get tight

“I wish to have Ajinkya Rahane at No. four. You’ll be able to’t have gamers who couldn’t safe their spots within the Indian staff regardless of enjoying since 2003. They don’t seem to be your future additionally. Rahane’s first tour in England was terrific and he has been performing properly outdoors the sub-continent,” Jagdale was quoted as saying in an unique interview with The Indian Categorical.

“So why can’t you may have any person like Rahane simply to make sure that you play out the 50 overs when conditions get tight? Knockout matches have completely different strain,” he added. Rahane’s title was within the combine for the event, however he couldn’t make the reduce. The 31-year-old final performed an ODI again in February 2018 throughout India’s tour of South Africa.

Jagdale additionally talked about that he doesn’t be apologetic about the likes of Rayudu and Karthik as they’ve gotten quite a lot of probabilities to show their mettle. The previous secretary felt that the selectors have been backing the incorrect gamers all this whereas. Furthermore, he expressed shock after Rishabh Pant wasn’t picked within the preliminary squad, although he turned Shikhar Dhawan’s substitute.

Moreover, Jagdale said that the likes of Shreyas Iyer and Manish Pandey haven’t received ample probabilities to show themselves. So far as Rahane is worried, he’s at the moment in England, plying his commerce for Hampshire within the County Championship Division One.