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Ajinkya Rahane reminds me of Sachin Tendulkar: Steve Waugh

Former Aus skipper Steve Waugh praises India batsman's technique

Bangalore: Former Australian captain Steve Waugh yesterday said that Ajinkya Rahane reminded him a bit of Sachin Tendulkar and his 'compact technique' would fetch him a lot of runs for India.

Steve Waugh
Steve Waugh 

Waugh, who is here for the inauguration of world class sports arena at Brigade Orchards at the outskirts of the city, said Rahane has modelled himself on iconic batsman Tendulkar.

'Quality player'
"I like Rahane and he is a quality player. He reminds me quite a bit of Tendulkar. He does not have a very big backswing. He obviously has modeled himself a bit on Tendulkar," Waugh told PTI in an interview at the inauguration of world class sports arena at Brigade Orchards at the outskirts of the city here.

"(Virat) Kohli is a world class player, one of the best. But, I also like Rahane's technique. He has a very compact technique, has shots all around the ground and has a good temperament. I like him as a player and is going to score a lot of runs for India," said Waugh.

Ajinkya Rahane. Pic/Solaris Images
Ajinkya Rahane. Pic/Solaris Images 

Asked about Kohli's captaincy, Waugh said the Delhi batsman was on right track as a skipper after he led India to a historic away Test series win in Sri Lanka.

"Obviously, to come back from one-nil down and winning a series in Sri Lanka is a major achievement. So definitely he is on the right track," he said.

"He (Kohli) obviously has led the side well, and it is not easy to do that in an away series. So, as a captain he has got all the players going in one direction which is important. They believe in his captaincy," Waugh added.

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