Mumbai, (Hindustan Times): After his dazzling run in the Indian Premier League this season, Indian fans see Ajinkya Rahane mainly as a Twenty20 batsman. However, the Mumbai player remains untouched by the adulation. He belongs to the old school where is the focus is on Test cricket.
With the national selectors nursing high hopes on his making a transition, it could be his big season, starting with the Sri Lanka tour. HT spoke to him about the challenges and how he goes about his game. Excerpts:
You made a bright start in England and had a good IPL. How has life changed?
Whatever I have got is because of cricket, so my focus is always on cricket. I believe the game will respect you as much as you respect it. My father has taught me the value of staying humble.
At this level it's more of a mental game?
When I am batting, I focus on keeping a calm head so that I can think clearly. When faced with a difficult situation, if you are able to keep your cool, then you will always handle it better Read More »from Rahane 'totally focused'