KKR VS CSK: Ajinkya Rahane scored an unbeaten 71 off 29 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders, hitting 5 sixes and 6 fours. Chennai’s team reached the first place with the win.
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New Delhi. I wonder how innocent he was, what he has become while watching… This song by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan makes you dance. Every word of this song takes you to another world. By the way, this song of Nusrat Saheb is fitting perfectly on Chennai Super Kings batsman Ajinkya Rahane.Has done wonders with his bat, his shots, his body language is visible on a different level. That Rahane who once used to bat innocently at the crease has now completely changed. Alam is that the bowlers are getting scared in front of Rahane.
After all, how did Ajinkya Rahane change so much? How did Rahane’s game reach another level? How did Rahane, once dependent on single-doubles, become a boundary hitter? You will get the answers to these questions but first know how Rahane has set the field on fire leaving his innocence in batting.
Rahane became boundary hitter
Ajinkya Rahane remains the fastest boundary hitter in this IPL. This right-handed batsman is hitting boundaries even before playing the fourth ball. You will be surprised to know that Rahane is hitting a boundary every 3.6 balls. Rahane has so far hit 29 boundaries in 105 balls.
Ajinkya Rahane is even ahead of a stormy batsman like Glenn Maxwell in this matter. Now you think where Rahane was considered to be an anchor role batsman but now how much this player has changed.
Rahane’s attack against Kolkata
Ajinkya Rahane created a ruckus in Eden Gardens. CSK lost the wicket of Rituraj Gaikwad in the 8th over. The score was 73 runs and Rahane was expected to maintain this run rate. Rahane not only maintained the run rate but also took it faster.
Rahane added only 36 runs in 28 balls with Conway, but with Shivam Dubey, this player shared a partnership of 85 runs in 32 balls. Along with Jadeja, Rahane added 38 runs in 13 balls, on the basis of which the Chennai team reached 235 runs and finally won by 49 runs.
Amazing work of Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane completed his half-century against KKR in just 24 balls and this player remained unbeaten after scoring 71 runs in 29 balls. Rahane’s strike rate was 244. Please tell that not only in this match, Rahane has batted in a stormy manner in every match of IPL 2023. This right-handed batsman has scored 209 runs in 5 matches, in which his strike rate is around 200.
By the way, if you tell Rahane’s strike rate in T20 International, then you will not believe. Rahane has scored only at a strike rate of 113 in T20 International. At the same time, his strike rate in ODIs is 78. Now you think how Rahane who used to score runs at such a slow pace has suddenly become such a big power hitter?
How did Rahane change so much?
After all, how did Ajinkya Rahane’s batting change so much? Rahane himself has given the answer to this question. After winning the player of the match against KKR, Rahane said that if your mind is right then you can do anything. It is clear that Rahane has said that he is the same Rahane, only his thinking has changed. I hope that this thinking continues and thatI keep batting like this.