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At ‘home’, Rahane finds his old self

DNMUM434899 | 4/14/2019 | Author : Rutvick Mehta | WC :374

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Mumbai: Perhaps, it was the sweet comfort of home, the feeling of playing in your own backyard. Perhaps, it was the sense of timing, with Team India’s World Cup-squad to be announced on Monday.
Whatever the reason might be, Rajasthan Royals captain Ajinkya Rahane played his best knock of the IPL season so far, a 21-ball 37 that was more about the quality of runs than the quantity.
Batting with a meager strike rate of 127 in the previous six matches, Rahane resembled a man with a cluttered mind -- his natural playing style chained with a feeling of responsibility, his head burdened with the challenges of leadership.
On Saturday, walking out in pursuit of a 188-run target on a ground he calls home, Rahane playe
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