Ajinkya Rahane has scored just 109 runs in six innings in the ongoing Test series against England. He had another forgettable day at the office as he was dismissed cheaply in the first innings of the fourth Test at The Oval. Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria has slammed the Indian batsman and believes the visitors need to think and make a decision regarding Rahane’s place in the team, as players like Suryakumar Yadav and Hanuma Vihari are sitting on the bench.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Kaneria said: “India’s middle-order collapsed again. Ajinkya Rahane has been a total flop in this series. I think, now the time has come for India to really think about Ajinkya Rahane. Not only Rahane, India’s overall batting is in poor form.”
“I don’t know why Suryakumar Yadav and Hanuma Vihari are not being given a chance in the playing XI. Suryakumar Yadav and Prithvi Shaw were called up to the Indian team in England from Sri Lanka. Everyone has seen how Rahane is struggling. As for Suryakumar Yadav, he looks like someone who is capable of scoring runs in all conditions. He could have been given a chance according to me,” he added.