Ajinkya Rahane: Was disappointed after World Cup snub but have to move on

Ajinkya Rahane is a part of the Test team that will play Windies later this month. However, he is not a regular in the ODI team after the World Cup in 2015
Ajinkya Rahane: Was disappointed after World Cup snub but have to move onAjinkya Rahane: Was disappointed after World Cup snub but have to move on
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Indian Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who was not selected in the squad for the World Cup this year, stated that he was disappointed at missing the bus to England, but it is important to move on. 

Team India walked into the World Cup this year with a big question mark over their number 4 batter, with many believing that Rahane could have been the ideal player. He was India's number 4 in the World Cup 2015, but since then, was not a regular player in either ODIs or the T20I sides. 

"Personally, everyone dreams to be part of World Cup squad. Mine was also the same. You tend to get disappointed when you don't make the World Cup team but it's important to move on," Ajinkya Rahane said speaking to India Today.

Post the World Cup snub, Rahane was called up by Hampshire and he made his county debut, slamming a hundred in his maiden game for the side. 

"When I played 2 months in county cricket, I learnt a lot. Yes, it was a dream to be part of the World Cup team. But, I am focussing on taking everything on a positive note and moving on. I feel I am starting my preparations for the next World Cup from now itself," Rahane said.

The Mumbai player is now focused on doing well in the upcoming Test series against Windies, which will be a part of the World Test Championships. 

"After the World Cup also, there is life, there are challenges. There is World Test Championships. I am focussed on contributing to the team and taking the team forward."

"Whenever an opportunity comes to play ODI and T20I cricket, I will work hard and make it count. I am actually lucky that people are noticing that I am good enough to play the limited-overs formats as well, Rahane added.

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