Sri Lanka vs India: My sign was to stay focused all a time in a slips, says Rahane

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Galle: Pleased with his universe record attainment of 8 catches in a Test match, Ajinkya Rahane currently credited former India skipper Rahul Dravid for running him on trip throwing and altogether fielding.

Rahane currently became a initial fielder in Test story to take 8 catches in a game, achieving a attainment in a ongoing initial cricket compare opposite Sri Lanka here.

“We had a unequivocally good speak during IPL about what he used to do when he used to mount in a slips,” suggested Rahane on operative closely with Dravid, who used to male a trip thong for India during his personification days.

Ajinkya Rahane dives to take a locate to boot Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara during a third day of a opening Test match. AFPAjinkya Rahane dives to take a locate to boot Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara during a third day of a opening Test match. AFP

Ajinkya Rahane dives to take a locate to boot Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara during a third day of a opening Test match. AFP

“He (Dravid) told me that thoroughness and thoroughness were unequivocally critical things. In Tests infrequently a round will not come for a prolonged time and unexpected we have to squeeze that one possibility that comes. That spirit has to be there and we have been operative on my trip throwing and my altogether fielding,” he pronounced during a post compare press discussion here.

Rahane pronounced he wasn’t wakeful of his universe record attainment until his teammates told him about it.

“I didn’t know until Murali Vijay and Umesh Yadav came on during a break, and told me that this is a universe record for you,” pronounced a happy Rahane.

“I was utterly surprised, we didn’t know about it. we feel in this team, any actor can mount anywhere. Every particular has a ability to mount anywhere and all are shining fielders.

So we routinely mount during gully for quick bowlers and this time Virat Kohli told me that we will mount during trip for spinners. So we have been practicing that before a Test series. Even during a array we have been holding 50 to 100 catches everyday. So that’s operative for us,” he added.

Rahane pronounced his solitary goal was to stay totally focussed while fielding in a slips.

“I was totally focusing during a benefaction impulse since we all knew that one wicket during that indicate would give us that momentum. (Kumar) Sangakkara’s wicket gave us a movement and immediately (Angelo) Mathews got out, so my sign was to stay focussed all a time in a slips since a round was branch that time.

“Ashwin and Bhajji papa (Harbhajan Singh) were bowling unequivocally well. we only wanted to thoroughness and keep concentrating and any and each ball.”

Sri Lanka recovered from 95 for 5 during lunch to measure 367, pleasantness a Test hundred by Dinesh Chandimal, who survived dual transparent dismissals, that a umpires did not give, and he went on to strike an dominant 162.

The compare competence have been over currently had Chandimal got out progressing though Rahane pronounced that a Lankan batsman indispensable to be given credit for his efforts.

“When we demeanour from outside, it did seem that a diversion would get over today. But we weren’t meditative like that. Our goal was to give them as few runs as possible. If we see in a initial innings, when we gave reduction runs, a chances of wickets went up. So we had to play good and a wickets would come. Chandimal batted good and opposite pounded well.

“We didn’t play badly though he strike shots off good balls.

Credit should go to him as well,” pronounced a Mumbai batsman.

India finished a day on 23 for one with Shikhar Dhawan and night look-out Ishant Sharma during a crease. The visitors now need only 153 some-more runs for victory.

“We are chasing around 150 now. Strategy is to wait and watch in a initial event and afterwards behind a diversion after that.

Our goal is to stay positive. Virat and Shikhar got unequivocally good hundreds in a initial innings. Each and each batsmen is in good touch. So we am assured about tomorrow,” Rahane sealed off.