Ajinkya Rahane: Determined for India comeback, aims to play 100 Tests | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Ajinkya Rahane, undeterred by his absence from international cricket since the West Indies tour in July 2023, remains resolute in his aspiration to reach the milestone of playing 100 Tests for India.
Despite not featuring in the national team, the 35-year-old continues to lead Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy. Having already played 85 Tests, Rahane’s determination for a comeback underscores his commitment to the game.
The seasoned cricketer is focused on contributing to the team’s success and is eagerly working towards making a significant return to the Indian squad in pursuit of achieving the coveted milestone of 100 Test matches.
“My goal is to secure both the Ranji Trophy and the bigger objective of playing in 100 Test matches,” Rahane told reporters after Mumbai’s second successive outright win in the competition.
“I’m focused on performing well for Mumbai and taking each game one step at a time.”
Rahane could not open his account in what was his first game of the tournament.
Talking about the team’s start, he said: “It’s been a very good start for us this season. The challenge is to be consistent because when you want to win the Ranji Trophy, it is all about being consistent throughout the period of time.
“We are looking to take one game at a time. It’s a home-away format so the conditions keep changing. We have to be in the moment, try and see how the wickets are,” he added.
(With PTI inputs)

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