Ajinkya Rahane is a fundamental part of the team, won’t trade him mid-season: Delhi Capitals, IPL 2020

The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is on with full enthusiasm and class, where Delhi Capitals (DC) are sitting easily on the second slot in the points table. With solid competition in the cash-rich league, players are flourishing hard to get in the Playing XI of their respective squads.

In a similar light, there have been a great deal of inquiries whether Delhi will contribute their senior campaigner, Ajinkya Rahane, or not. In the current matches, India’s Test star, Rahane was seen warming the bench for the Capitals.

In any case, a DC official has clarified that Rahane is in incredible form and adds a ton to their squad, however the pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw is in extraordinary form at the opening position. Furthermore, DC would not like to frustrate that partnership. It seems like Rahane would need to sit tight a piece for his go inferable from some extraordinary youthful talents in the DC patio. It was clarified that whatever is being floated via social media isn’t the truth without fail.

“You have to understand that whatever is being said on social media cannot be the criteria for team selection. Rahane is a brilliant player and brings in a lot of experience with him. But the simple point is that Dhawan and Shaw have been outstanding at the top.

You do not fix something that isn’t broken. Also, you would realise we have looked to continue with players who we believe in over the last two seasons. Dhawan and Shaw are proven performers for us. Rahane will have to wait his turn to be honest,” the DC official said as quoted by Inside Sport.

The authority likewise addressed whether Rahane is searching for a mid-season transfer as topped players are qualified for that in this season. Whatever has been said outside isn’t actually the scene inside the team, included the authority.

“He is an integral part of the team, and he wasn’t brought in with the idea of trading him mid-season. Whatever be said on the outside, he has been excellent with the team and has looked to give his input wherever possible,” concluded the official.

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