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Published on: Dec 03, 2017
India's batting coach Sanjay Bangar feels Ajinkya Rahane's poor shot selection cost him his wicket in the first innings of the Kotla Test, even as Virat Kohli pushed on to another double hundred.
Rahane has been struggling in the series, and got out to a Lakshan Sandakan googly on the opening day.
"He would be disappointed in the manner he got out. He is somebody who works hard on his game like all players do. May be last match and this match, he erred in shot selection," Bangar said during the press conference on Saturday.
"I think that would be hurting him definitely but he is a quality player, and going forward, even his overseas record has been phenomenal, yeah he would be disappointed. He is a quality player and has the ability to bounce back quickly," he added.
Bangar however said the team is not worried as Rahane has a superlative record away from home. "His overseas record is phenomenal. I think, apart from Bangladesh, he is one of the few players who has scored in every country we have toured. That shows the quality he possesses. And you know, he is a quality player who has performed when the chips are down for the team.
"He will be hurting with the kind of dismissals he has had, but he is too good a player to not making runs for long time," Bangar concluded.
--By A Cricket Correspondent