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Ajinkya Rahane is set to play his first Test in 18 months and a failure in the game could potentially end his career. India coach Rahul Dravid offered some advice to the seasoned slugger. “First of all, it’s good that we have him. We had a few injuries, which probably led to the fact that he had the opportunity to return to the team. It’s great to have someone of that stature back,” Dravid said.
“Obviously, he brought with him a lot of experience, he proved his effectiveness in foreign conditions. Even in England, he threw some amazing innings for us.
“He also brings amazing slip catching to the group. He just brings his personality to the band, which is really important. He led the team to significant success. just once.” Dravid said the 82 Test veteran could play many more five-day games for the country.
“Sometimes you get kicked off the teams and you come back and you can play as long as you play well and as long as you perform. It’s not set in stone or a rule that you can only get one match. in a good performance really shows what he has.
“Who knows, even when people are recovering from injury, you never know what might happen. So, again, from my point of view, it’s not just about this match. Yes, this match is important, but in a broader context, there will be many cricket games in the future,” he said.
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