‘I am the lowest…’: Ajinkya Rahane after guiding Mumbai to Ranji Trophy title win | Cricket News

Mar14,2024



New Delhi: Despite enduring a challenging phase with the bat, Ajinkya Rahane He was extremely happy to help Mumbai lift its 42nd Ranji Trophy title at the Wankhede on Thursday. Mumbai won the prestigious trophy by winning over Vidarbha by 169 runs.
Rahane had struggled throughout the Ranji season, scoring only 214 runs and finishing ninth among Mumbai's run-scorers.
However, his crucial inning of 73 runs in the second innings of the final, along with a crucial 130-run partnership with emerging centurion Mushir Khan, proved decisive in setting an insurmountable target for Vidarbha. “Even if I'm the lowest scorer for my team, lifting the trophy is what makes me the happiest. As a player, you'll have ups and downs. It's about creating an atmosphere in the dressing room and enjoying each other's success.” It's about. It's a special moment,” Rahane said at the post-match presentation ceremony.
Rahane said, “Last year we failed to qualify for the knock-outs by one run. We had to create the right culture and attitude in the team. We created a fitness culture and I would like to thank MCA for providing all the support.” “
Rahane lauded Vidarbha's fighting effort on the fourth and fifth days of the final.
“I want to appreciate Vidarbha's fight. It's easy to give up chasing 538 but they played really well.”
Player of the match Musheer Khan and player of the tournament Tanush Kotian were grateful for their captain's guidance.
“I enjoyed batting with him,” Musheer said. She further added, “During our partnership, he explained very well what he wanted from me.”
Kotian thanked Rahane for helping him unleash his true batting potential, leading him to score more than 500 runs.
Kotian underlined Rahane's contribution in creating a healthy dressing room, saying, “Last year I got a little more confidence in my batting and I worked hard with my father. Ajju Dada (the youngsters of the Mumbai team address him as ) also helped me a lot.” Room atmosphere.
for retirees Dhawal KulkarniRahane said that considering his contribution to Mumbai cricket, any amount of praise would be less. Dhawal has played six finals for Mumbai and won five ranji trophy Topic.
“He has played for Mumbai right from his Under-14 days. We toured for India Under-19 (New Zealand). Whatever I say in his praise will fall short. His contribution is commendable. Sharing off-field experiences And not with them either.” Not in the team.”
(With inputs from PTI)



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