IPL 2020: The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is in full flow. Delhi Capitals (DC) are currently sitting in the second position in the points table. There is not only a stiff competition between the various teams but also between the players within the same team.
There has been a lot of questions regarding whether Delhi Capitals will feature Ajinkya Rahane in their line up or not. India’s Test specialist is yet to play a match for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020. In all the matches so far, he has been sitting on the bench.
However, a Delhi Capitals official revealed that Ajinkya Rahane is in good touch. However, the opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw has been in good form in IPL 2020. So, they do not want to disturb that opening partnership. Hence, Rahane might have to wait for his turn. However, the official made it clear that the rumour regarding Rahane in social media is not true. (IPL 2020)
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“You have to understand that whatever is being said on social media cannot be the criteria for team selection. Rahane is a brilliant player and brings in a lot of experience with him. But the simple point is that Dhawan and Shaw have been outstanding at the top.
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You do not fix something that isn’t broken. Also, you would realise we have looked to continue with players who we believe in over the last two seasons. Dhawan and Shaw are proven performers for us. Rahane will have to wait his turn to be honest,” the DC official said as quoted by Inside Sport. (IPL 2020)
The official also answered the question of whether Rahane is looking for a mid-season transfer as capped players are eligible for that in this season. However, the official rubbished the thought and denied all the rumours.
“He is an integral part of the team, and he wasn’t brought in with the idea of trading him mid-season. Whatever be said on the outside, he has been excellent with the team and has looked to give his input wherever possible,” concluded the official. (IPL 2020)