I am here because of the criticism, says Ajinkya Rahane ahead of WTC final

Rahane made this comment at the pre-match press conference prior to the much-anticipated summit clash against New Zealand at the Ageas Bowl.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 15 July 2021 4:38 pm

Less than two days before the start of the ICC World Test Championship final, Team India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has made a big statement. Rahane said that he has achieved whatever success he has because of the criticism that he has received. The right-hand batter suggested that without improving on the shortcomings of one’s game put out by the critics, it would have been difficult for him to play in the longest format of the game. He made this comment at the pre-match press conference prior to the much-anticipated clash at the Ageas Bowl.

Earlier, the 33-year-old had shared a video on his social media profile in which he told his fans and followers that he was looking to work on getting the basics right prior to the high-voltage game. Rahane can be seen hitting the ball right off the meat of the bat in this video. The Indian cricket team had landed in Southampton, the venue for the match on June 3, and post that, every member of the touring contingent underwent three days of mandatory hard quarantine.

Check out Rahane’s video here:

The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced earlier that the winner of the final match will take home a massive USD 1.6 million along with the prestigious ICC Test Championship Mace. Even the team that comes second will get USD 800,000 as they will be the runners up of the inaugural Test Championship.

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