'Bigger Objective': Ajinkya Rahane Reveals His Goal As He Targets India Comeback

'Bigger Objective': Ajinkya Rahane Reveals His Goal As He Targets India Comeback

Ajinkya Rahane registered a golden duck during Mumbai's Ranji Trophy 2024 win over Andhra Pradesh.

PTIUpdated: Tuesday, January 16, 2024, 09:04 AM IST
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Ajinkya Rahane. | (Image Credits: Twitter)

Ajinkya Rahane has not given up on playing 100 Tests for India and remains determined for a comeback. Rahane last played for India on the tour of West Indies in July 2023. The 35-year-old, who has featured in 85 Tests, is captaining Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy.

"My goal is to secure both the Ranji Trophy and the bigger objective of playing in 100 Test matches," Rahane told reporters after Mumbai's second successive outright win in the competition. I'm focused on performing well for Mumbai and taking each game one step at a time."

"It's been a very good start for us this season" - Ajinkya Rahane

Rahane could not open his account in what was his first game of the tournament.

Talking about the team's start, he said: "It's been a very good start for us this season. The challenge is to be consistent because when you want to win the Ranji Trophy, it is all about being consistent throughout the period of time.

"We are looking to take one game at a time. It's a home-away format so the conditions keep changing. We have to be in the moment, try and see how the wickets are," he added.

Ajinkya Rahane has amassed over 5000 runs in 85 Tests:

Meanwhile, the former Test vice-captain has had a decent career since making his first appearance in the format in 2017. In 85 Tests, Rahane has amassed 5077 runs at 38.46 with 12 centuries alongside a highest of 188.

The 35-year-old's most famous moment of his career came when he captained a massively under-strength team to series victory in Australia in the 2020-21 leg.

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