Ajinkya Rahane’s batting is a sight to behold. Ajinkya Rahane’s IPL franchise Delhi Capitals has shared a sneak peak into Rahane’s net sessions in a video posted on their social media handle.
A view of Rahane’s kit shows three pairs of gloves & a bat arranged neatly in contrast to Prithvi Shaw’s, who has at least five bats stuffed in his bag along with other items and equipment. “Ajju dada is yet to give me a bat” is Shaw’s complaint, which Rahane brushes off.
Rahane says he used to be “superstitious” about his routine before padding up to bat but he gave up on those superstitions “seven-eight years back”. The Delhi Capitals batsman walks out with two bats & faces bowlers first up. “It’s all about getting back into rhythm,” Rahane says. “Maybe one or two net sessions to get back into rhythm, and once you’re there you can just explore your game.”
“Play the shots. And if you want to develop new shots, you can actually try that (after getting into your rhythm),” he adds.
Delhi capitals bowling coach Ryan Harris is at the nets & asks Rahane about the kind of bowling he would begin with. They agree on facing the pacers & Rahane takes guard at Net No 2.