Chennai Super Kings batter Ajinka Rahane expressed that his best is yet to come as he won the Player of the Match for his blistering knock against Kolkata Knight Riders. The 2023 season has been a revelation for the Chennai Super Kings and shown off a new version of himself with an array of attacking shots. He has scored 209 runs so far in the tournament at a magnificent strike rate of 199.04.

At Eden Gardens, he smashed a 29-ball 71 with the help of 5 sixes and 6 boundaries as CSK posted a massive score of 235. Then with the ball, the Yellow Army had a great bowling performance especially Tushar Deshpande and Maheesh Theekshana, who picked two wickets each. Other than this pair, the other bowlers each scalped one wicket helping CSK register a 49-run win.

Reacting to this performance, Rahane spoke about how he has been enjoying his time in the IPL by playing free-flowing cricket. He said, “Just had a clear mindset. If the thing between your ears is right, your mind is right then you'll be fine. I'm just trying to enjoy my game. The wicket was a bit sticky, but once you are in you have a great chance. We had a great start, and after that I wanted to play my shots and keep the momentum.”

Rahane then expressed how he has loved all his knocks and his best is still yet to come. He said, “I've enjoyed all my knocks so far, I still feel the best is yet to come. It is a great learning, I've played under Mahi bhai for India for many years, and now even at CSK it has been a great learning. If you listen to whatever he says, you will more often than not perform.”