If Rahane wants to return to the scheme of things for India, County Cricket at this time would have served him well.

Ajinkya Rahane scored just 4 runs in the second innings of the ongoing Test match between India and New Zealand in Kanpur. He averages below 20 in 2021 and has not scored a single century in the whole year. Former India cricketer Pragyan Ojha feels Rahane is not mentally disturbed but he has an issue with his footwork. Ojha further stated that when a batter footwork is not right, he struggles to score runs.

“Don’t think Ajinkya Rahane is mentally disturbed, but, looking at the technical part, his footwork is an issue. It has not been proper and a lot of former cricketers have also pointed towards the same. When your footwork is not proper, you are bound to get into trouble,” said Ojha while speaking on Cricbuzz.

Ojha feels Rahane will be under tremendous pressure after Shreyas Iyer’s superb performance in the first Test.

“Pressure is always there but it increases when you become a senior batter and when you know that a junior batter has come in and scored a hundred on debut. There is someone like a (Hanuma) Vihari, who scores well whenever he gets an opportunity,” added Ojha.

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