New Delhi, Online Desk. Team India’s experienced batsman Ajinkya Rahane has once again come into the limelight for being dismissed early in the first innings of the third Test against South Africa. Rahane scored a half-century in the second innings of the second Test. As such, he was preferred in the Cape Town Test over Hanuma Vihari, but he disappointed and scored only 9 runs before being dismissed by Kagiso Rabada. Now the team’s batting coach Vikram Rathor has indicated that the right-handed batsman may be discharged from the team. In the press conference after the first day’s play, he said that Rahane will be given another chance. After that the idea of ​​giving chance to someone else will be thought of.

During the press conference, Rathod said about Rahane, ‘Ajinkya Rahane is trying to give his best, he is looking really good when he is batting in the nets and matches. He has played some useful innings in this series as well. We will give them another chance. After that we will think of someone else who deserves it.

Rahane has two good innings to his name in the series. He scored 48 runs in the first Test and 58 in the second, but a batsman of his stature is often expected to convert such good starts into big innings. Rathor also feels the same way. He said that Rahane just needs to convert a good start into a big innings and that is what he is constantly trying to do.

The 52-year-old batting coach expects Rahane to do well in the next innings. But as far as opportunities are concerned, the team management is keen to give a player like Rahane the ‘one more chance’ he deserves. He said that we as a team management only expect him to do well in any one innings.

Edited By: Tanisk