Ranji hundred crucial ahead of South Africa tour, says Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane, who has been included in the ODI as well as Test team to South Africa, considered his 133 against Vidarbha as a confidence booster ahead of the tough tour.

updated: November 30, 2013 21:35 IST
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Mumbai: South Africa-bound Ajinkya Rahane, who scored a century in Mumbai's second innings, dismissed suggestions that the Vidarbha attack was not strong enough to test the hosts' batting mettle in their ongoing Group A Ranji Trophy match in Mumbai.

"I won't say that their attack was not good. Umesh (Yadav) is an experienced bowler. They had Shrikant (Wagh) and other bowlers. A bowler needs just one ball to get the wicket, so batsmen have to concentrate on every delivery," said Rahane, who hit 133 in Mumbai's second innings tally of 381 for four declared and also added 260 with opener Aditya Tare (172).

"I was looking to get set and spend a lot of time at the wicket, which will also be a good batting practice for me. When they spread the field, then it was a bit difficult and I was constantly telling myself that this is the time to show focus, to show some hunger, and that is what I was thinking," he added.

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