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‘Whatever the format, I want to be the best’

DNMUM392591 | 7/17/2017 | Author : Taus Rizvi | WC :1207

India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane talks to Taus Rizvi about his success in Windies, opening in ODIs among other things

You had a great one-day series in the West Indies, where you won the man of the series award. How important was it for you?
It was a very good and important series for my ODI career. I really wanted to make it count when we went to the West Indies. At the same time, I didn’t want to put pressure on myself. I just decided to back myself, bat with freedom and express myself in the middle because I was batting really well. I had a couple of sessions in the West Indies. Even in England, I was batting really well (in the nets). The preparations were very good. I had the self-belief when we went to the West Indies. My mind set was perfect.
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