India’s middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane rates Virat Kohli very highly. Rahane heaped praise on Virat Kohli for his immaculate concentration levels, singling that out for Virat’s rise in the Test circuit.
Virat Kohli’s initial phase in Test cricket wasn’t that great, as he was, maybe, trying too many things, experimenting a little too much with his game, but ever since that Adelaide Test, Virat has found this new found confidence in Test cricket. And according to Rahane it is his ‘focus’ that has helped him string those double centuries in the past year or so.
Ajinkya Rahane is going through a rough patch in his career at the moment. His string of paltry scores in the home season do not infuse much confidence and he would be hoping that he could turn things around in South Africa.
Rahane is seeking inspiration from his captain, Virat Kohli, and is vying return to form against the Proteas.
Rahane is in awe of Kohli’s concentration levels and wants to imbibe that in his game as well.
“What I like about him especially in Test cricket is his conversion of 100s into 200s. I mean his focus level, concentration level after 100 never drops.
He is still hungry, he wants to do well, he wants to contribute towards the team and that’s a great quality he has,” Rahane was quoted as saying by India Today.
“You can easily score a 100 and play your shots and throw your wicket (away) but if you see him after scoring a hundred, he actually tightens his game, takes his time, again and again, wants to convert it into a big one,” quoted Ajinkya Rahane.
Rahane added saying that Kohli is very passionate and he said that Kohli backs every one. According to Rahane, there are so many things to learn from Kohli as a captain.
“I mean he is very passionate; we all know that. And he is actually keeping all of us together.
He backs each and every one. I feel it’s good to have him and so many things to learn from him as a captain,” Ajinkya Rahane added in a statement