He and his family’s health is most important in the eyes of Indian Test team vice-captain and Delhi Capitals batsman Ajinkya Rahane. If the BCCI does not approve the family to take them to UAE for the IPL, then they have no problem with it. Rahane said this on an India Today show.
Rahane said that as a person you want to travel with your family keeping aside the situation in Corona. But in the current situation the safety of the wife and the girl is the most important. At the same time, the health and safety of the players is also important. Right now I think health first and then cricket is important. We spent a good 4-5 months with the family during the lockdown.
Health and safety of fellow players is most important: Rahane
The batsman said that the BCCI and franchise owners will decide whether to allow families to go to the UAE with the players. I have already said that the safety of family, players and everyone who goes there is the most important. So let the board decide on this.
Excited about playing for Delhi in IPL
Rahane will play for Delhi Capitals in this season of IPL. He said that I am very excited to play for Delhi Capitals. Last year, while playing for the English county team Hampshire, the Delhi franchise made an offer to me. I felt this great opportunity to take my game forward in T20
And I will get to learn a lot with this team.
‘I wanted to play under Ganguly and Ponting ‘
This batsman said that obviously, Dada (Sourav Ganguly, who worked as a mentor of this team in IPL 2019) is not there this time. My focus at that time was that if I could play under Dada and Ricky Ponting, I would get to learn a lot. This is what you want as a cricketer.
Rajasthan reached the IPL playoffs in 2018 under the captaincy of Rahane.
Rahane has played 140 matches in the IPL so far. In this, he has scored 3820 runs with the help of 2 centuries and 27 half-centuries. He scored 393 runs in 14 matches last season. It includes a century and a half-century. Under his captaincy, Rajasthan Royals reached the playoffs in 2018.
The IPL will be played in the UAE this year from 19 September to 9 November. However, the BCCI is yet to get the government’s approval to hold the tournament abroad.