Chat with Dhoni helped: Rahane

Chat with Dhoni helped: Rahane

“My performances in the first two matches were not up to the mark, and I was upset. I did not want to repeat the same mistakes. I had spoken to Mahi bhai and Duncan Fletcher, and they told me to play my natural game that had got me runs in the recent past,” said Rahane.
Rahane made a well-crafted 106-ball 91 to set the tone for India’s successful chase of 299 in the third one-dayer at Mohali.

 “Mahi bhai told me to give myself some time to settle down. I was obviously disappointed at not getting a century after making 91. But it gives you more satisfaction if your team wins after such knocks. While chasing a big total there is some pressure, but a little pressure is good as it helps you to concentrate better," said Rahane.

The right-hander also rated his experience in the recent tour to Australia for the Emerging Players' tournament as useful. "I had played 48 first-class games before going to Australia where I scored some runs. Scoring runs in domestic cricket also gave me a lot of confidence," he said.

England batsman Jonathan Trott said England will look to win the remaining matches on the tour. "It's definitely not a case of damage limitation. It's realising that in the first three games we haven't played up to our expectations, and these are our last two opportunities to put that right.

“It's two matches against India at historic cricket centres — Mumbai and Kolkata. You cannot fail to be up for them, and I'm looking forward to them, regardless of how previous games have gone or how the series stands.”

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