Ajinkya Rahane Discusses the Dramatic Events That Led to His CSK Selection For MI Clash

Ajinkya Rahane, a veteran Chennai Super Kings (CSK) hitter, caught fans' breath away with his whirlwind knock against Mumbai Indians (MI) in Saturday's Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 encounter. Rahane surpassed the 50-run mark in the quickest time this season, scoring a half-century in 19 balls. However, Rahane was not originally scheduled to appear in the match. He found out about his spot in the team just before the toss because Moeen Ali was ill.Rahane was crucial to Chennai's victory over five-time champions Mumbai. The seasoned batter got the team off to a fast start after opening batter Devon Conway left early. Rahane and Ruturaj Gaikwad put on an 82-run stand for the second wicket before the former was caught by Piyush Chawla for 61 off 27 balls."I really enjoyed it, and I got to know everyone before the coin toss." Moeen was sick. And Flem (Stephen Fleming) told me I was playing," Rahane revealed after the game."I had a good domestic season." I simply attempt to stay in shape. Concentrate on the timing. "It's all about feeling like you're playing a match," he added.Rahane also thanked skipper Dhoni and head coach Fleming for their help, while also delivering the message from 'Thala' upon joining the Super Kings."The IPL is a long tournament, and you never know when you'll get an opportunity." I always enjoy playing at Wankhede. I've never played a Test here. I'd like to take a Test here. The most important aspect of Mahi bhai and Fleming is that they allow everyone to be free. "Mahi bhai told me to prepare well," the seasoned Indian hitter stated.With the win, the Super Kings now have two wins in three games, putting them in fourth place in the points standings.

Apr 9, 2023 4:38 AM