DDinesh Karthik says “Credit: After Ajinkya Rahane’s undefeated innings on Day 1 of the first Test in Centurion. Dinesh Karthik complimented head coach Rahul Dravid and skipper Virat Kohli for their support.
Dinesh Karthik says “Credit: Under pressure batsman Ajinkya Rahane responded to his critics with a controlled unbeaten knock on Day 1 of the first Test match at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, on the same day that KL Rahul produced a spectacular knock to attain a merited Test century against hosts South Africa. Rahane’s unbeaten 40 ensured that India did not suffer any further defeats before Stumps.
Dinesh Karthik says “Credit To Rahul Dravid And Virat Kohli For Backing”
“One of the other two, I suppose, would have gotten a shot. However, I knew and had a strong gut sense that they would choose Rahane for two reasons.
Rahane’s ability to play medium pace cricket was also mentioned by Karthik.
“He’s a medium-pace bowler with a good record in South Africa, and he’s always had the runs when India has been put under duress. When you’re going into a game with six hitters, I believe you want to rely on experience, which Ajinkya Rahane provides. I admire the seriousness with which he hits “Added he.
Karthik emphasized the significance of head coach Rahul Dravid and skipper Virat Kohli after seeing Rahane display intent against the South African spinners on Day 1.
“Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli deserve credit for believing in him… I’m delighted for Rahane because he needs the runs, but I was more impressed with his intent. He was ready to play his strong strokes, which was encouraging to witness.”