After featuring in eight County Championship matches for Hampshire this summer, Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane is looking forward to the upcoming West Indies-India Test series. The two-match tournament is scheduled from 22nd August to 3rd September 2019.
Speaking at an event in Kolkata, Rahane said, “I am really excited, as we all know they (Windies) are a dangerous team and often unpredictable too. It is important to respect them and play the game as we’ve been playing, especially in Test cricket”.
India’s Test vice-captain, Rahane is currently undergoing his fitness training at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
“I’m actually doing my fitness in Bengaluru because it’s raining heavily in Mumbai now. As I wanted to train outdoors, I thought Bengaluru is the best place,” told Rahane.
In July, BCCI appointed ‘The Wall’ Rahul Dravid as the Head of Cricket at the NCA. Rahane was delighted to find his ‘inspiration’, Dravid at the academy. “I am really happy to find him there. I always follow him, he is one of my role models,” he added.
Last month, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly expressed his disappointment after Rahane was not picked up in the ODI squad to face West Indies.