• facebook
  • twitter
  • Share on whatsapp

Ajinkya Rahane on Antigua hundred: Test ton after two years made me emotional

Ajinkya Rahane opens up on his 10th Test hundred at Antigua which helped India win the Test comfortably by 318 runs
Ajinkya Rahane on Antigua hundred: Test ton after two years made me emotionalAjinkya Rahane on Antigua hundred: Test ton after two years made me emotional
  • 0
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • Share on whatsapp

Ajinkya Rahane was the star of India's victory in the first Test at Antigua. He scored a Test hundred after two long years. His previous hundred came against Sri Lanka way back in 2017. He scored 81 and 102 runs in the first Test which helped India win by 318 runs and pocket full points from the first ICC World Test Championship game.

He said, "I thought 10th hundred was really special. I wasn't thinking about any particular celebration, it came out automatically. I was a little bit emotional. It took me two years to get that 10th hundred. As I said the process always matters to me a lot. Preparations before each and every series is very important. I was actually doing that throughout the two years, and so 10th hundred was really special."

When Ajinkya Rahane came out to bat in the first innings, India were in a spot of bother at 25 for 3. Rahane prevented West Indies from making further inroads as he stitched together for partnerships with KL Rahul and Hanuma Vihari to help India post a respectable total of 297.

"We were under pressure. I thought West Indies bowled really well throughout the day. It was an opportunity for me to do something special for my team. I think because of the situation I wasn't thinking about myself because it was important to get that partnership going - one player had to bat and we knew that."

"I thought it was something special for me personally as well because we knew we were in a difficult position at that point of time and happily we did really well and came back strongly from that point."

Rahane was also really pleased with the way he batted in the first innings. He said, "It definitely felt really special for me I got to know what it takes to get a century after two years. I've been working really hard on my batting. But I wasn't thinking much about my hundred or milestone for me. What was important was to get my team into good position, we were 140 runs ahead with three wickets down. That partnership with Virat was really crucial."

The second Test will be played at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica from 30th August.

Also Read: West Indies vs India 2nd Test 2019: When And Where To Watch Live Telecast, Live Streaming

Stay updated with the latest entertainment,fashion and lifestyle news. Get our Newsletter

Add new comment

Pinkvilla has updated its Privacy and Cookie policy. We use cookies to improve your experience on our site and show you Personalized advertisement.

Options

Pinkvilla has updated its Privacy and Cookie policy. We use cookies to improve your experience on our site and show you Personalized advertisement