QUICK SINGLES: AJINKYA RAHANE, ANALYSED
Captaincy not on his mind
At the moment it isn’t important. My focus is on doing well for India in all formats. Even on the field, I don’t like to confuse Virat. I may give my inputs during the lunch break or after the day’s game.
Changing gears from Tests to ODIs to T20
There are no big changes needed technically. I work on my batting day by day, session by session. I have added the reverse sweep to my repertoire for T2O matches. That is something I practise a lot in the nets. I played a couple of reverse sweeps against Sri Lanka when I got my hundred. I’ve been training with Praveen Amre sir. When you practise alone, there are chances of making some small mistakes.
On his goal of becoming the world’s best batsman
The process is always very important. If you focus on the small things before and after the game, before the tour and after the tour, you take small steps towards your goal.
His non-cricket idol
Roger Federer. He isn’t impulsive. He doesn’t let any difficulty faze him.
5 songs on Jinx's playlist
Malhari, from Bajirao Mastani Hall of Fame, by The Script A Sky Full of Stars, by Coldplay Superheroes, by The Script Zehnaseeb, by Shekhar Ravjiani
On his book shelf
Open, the autobiography of Andre Agassi Amish’s Shiva trilogy