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IND vs NZ 1st Test: Former Indian batter VVS Laxman slams Team India cricket cricketer Ajinkya Rahane shot selection after early dismissal in Kanpur Test


On the first day of the first Test between India and New Zealand, hosts India scored 258 for four in 84 overs till the end of the first day’s play. Ajinkya Rahane is leading India in this match. Ajinkya Rahane failed to capitalize on a good start in the Kanpur Test. He was bowled by Kyle Jamieson for 35 runs. Former India veteran batsman VVS Laxman has questioned his shot selection. Rahane’s performance has been poor for some time now.

He scored just 109 runs in seven innings in England. In a conversation with Star Sports, Laxman said, ‘What did Kyle Jameson do when Ajinkya Rahane came to the crease? He kept throwing short-pitched balls to him. We know that Rahane has only one option against the short-pitched ball, which is to play a pull shot, but it was a poor shot on which he got out. You can play this type of shot in South Africa and Australia, where even if the ball doesn’t have much width due to the bounce, it is fine to play it across the line. But can’t do that in Kanpur where there is no bounce. You should play with straight bat here, you can’t play with angle bat here.

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Talking about the match, after winning the toss, India scored 258 runs for 4 wickets till the end of the first day. The first day’s match could not be completed due to bad light. Shreyas Iyer is unbeaten on 75 and Ravindra Jadeja on 50. Apart from him, India’s opener Shubman Gill scored fifty. Kyle Jamieson took the most three wickets for the Kiwis.

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