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Cautious captain, approach stall Royals’ show

DNMUM434862 | 4/13/2019 | Author : Rutvick Mehta | WC :609

Mumbai: During the course of the drama-filled last over in the Rajasthan Royals-Chennai Super Kings match in Jaipur on Thursday, Ajinkya Rahane had a couple of long conversations with bowler Ben Stokes. Also joining in were Steve Smith and Jos Buttler, including before the final delivery that went for a six and gave CSK the victory.
For someone watching an RR game for the first time, it would’ve been hard to identify the decision-maker in that little conference; a captain who would solely zero in on a plan with the bowler, a leader who would portray calmness even in those highly tensed moments.
Instead, what one saw was four people talking, an uncertain plan, a confused bowler, a nervous skipper.
In many ways, Rahane’s captai
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