KANPUR: Former India batsman VVS Laxman questioned stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane's poor shot selection, saying he is repeating the same mistake time and again. Rahane got out trying to play a cut shot against Kyle Jamieson only to drag one onto the stumps.
Laxman's comments came after the captain got out for 35, failing to make good use of a start on Day 1 of the first Test against New Zealand at Green Park in Kanpur.
However, Rahane was looking solid in the middle as he initiated India's fightback after the hosts lost well-set Shubman Gill and Cheteshwar Pujara in the post-lunch session. Rahane looked distraught as he walked back to the pavilion.
Speaking to Star Sports, Laxman said Rahane could have gotten away with the angled-batted shot in overseas conditions but not in Kanpur. IANS
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