India team is all set to kick off their West Indies tour with the two-Test match series, starting July 12 in Dominica. With this two-match Test series, the Rohit Sharma-led side will also begin their WTC 2023-25 cycle. The first Test will kick start at the Windor Park in Dominica on Wednesday.
Ahead of the opening match of the multi-format tour, Team India deputy Ajinkya Rahane addressed the media. While the rest of the team members were engaged in a gruelling session, Rahane answered the queries and questions of the reporter. During this time, as the reported questioned Rahane while talking of his experience over the age, the vice-captain took a hilarious dig and clarified that he is still young.
“What do you mean by at this age? I am still young. There’s still a lot of cricket in me,” Rahane hilarious replied, leaving skipper Rohit Sharma, who was also present at the scene in splits.
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While he looked tad irritated further asserted, “I had a good IPL and domestic season. I have grown in confidence as a batter but in the past one and half year I have also worked a lot on my fitness.” “I have worked on a few aspects of my batting. At the moment I am enjoying my cricket. I am not thinking too much about the future. For now every match is important to me,” he continued.
Rohit has all traits of a great captain: Ajinkya Rahane
The deputy to Rohit Sharma, Rahane also hailed his skipper. The Test mainstay for the Men in Blue, who made a return to red-ball cricket in June during the WTC Final against Australia said, “WTC final was the first game where I played under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. Rohit gives freedom to all players and those are good traits of great captain.”
Team India Test squad:
Rohit Sharma (C), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), KS Bharat (WK), Ishan Kishan (WK), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Yasasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mukesh Kumar, Axar Patel, Navedeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat