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Crick­eter VVS Lax­man

“His best qual­ity is adapt­ing to the sit­u­a­tion. Since Ajinkya has very sound tech­nique and at the same time a lot of at­tack­ing shots, he can adapt to what­ever the sit­u­a­tion is. Even in the longer for­mat, when­ever the team re­quires quick runs, he can up the tempo. And when the team is in a tight cor­ner, he can play the wait­ing game as well. That is why he is such a con­sis­tent per­former not just in In­dia, but on all the over­seas tours.”

Se­nior cricket ed­i­tor Pradeep Magazine

“In times of slam-bang cricket, it is good to see a crick­eter who has all the skills re­quired to excel in Test cricket.”

Cricket com­men­ta­tor Har­sha Bhogle

“I am ex­tremely fond of Ajinkya. He is a strong char­ac­ter. Just like Rahul Dravid, he is will­ing to bat any­where in the bat­ting or­der. He is one of the few In­dian bats­men who rel­ish play­ing pace bowlers. And like Dravid and VVS Lax­man, he has a pen­chant to play cru­cial in­nings when In­dia needs him to score the most. If Kohli is wow, Ra­hane is class!”

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