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NEW DELHI: Indian Cricketer Ajinkya Rahane Revealed that great cricketer Sachin Tendulkar Had advised him to enjoy the moment and forget everything else on his test debut.
Rahane played his first match against Australia in Delhi on 22 March 2013 in the longest format of the game.
The right-handed batsman, with all the butterflies in the stomach, came in at number 5 after losing three wickets for 148 runs.
“I didn’t know how to react … It was a mixed feeling. Obviously, it was a special moment for me, but I was also feeling nervous and excited,” Rahane told DS Dasgupta, hosted by ESPNcricinfo Told in a videocast.
He said, “When I went to bat, I had Sachin Tendulkar at the other end. Sachin Paji said that I can enjoy the moment and forget everything else. I didn’t have a great start, but it was memorable Was. ”
Finally, Rahane was out after scoring just 7 runs at the hands of off-spinner. Nathan Lyon.
Rahane said, “I remember batting at number 5 was very challenging. You know that if you are batting at number 6 or 7 in India, the ball is old, the fielders are stretched out.”
He said, “And when you have batted in the top order. You have to work hard to adjust. But none of those ideas came to my mind at the time. I was happy to play for India.”
India beat Australia by six wickets in the second innings thanks to Ravindra Jadeja’s five-wicket innings.
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