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IPL 7: Watson is cool and calm like Dravid, says Ajinkya Rahane

Abu Dhabi: Ajinkya Rahane rose to prominence while playing under Rahul Dravid in Rajasthan Royals and the right-handed batsman feels current skipper Shane Watson is as "cool and calm headed" as his predecessor.

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane 

"He (Watson) has been wonderful. In so many ways he is very similar to Rahul bhai as captain. Like him,

Shane too is very calm in the middle and makes his decisions with a cool head," Rahane said after playing a key role in Rajasthan's thrilling Super Over win against Kolkata Knight Riders here on Tuesday.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid 

"They both have the ability to hold their nerves in pressure situations and take their own time in making the right decisions," he added.

Rahane smashed 72 off 59 balls to help Rajasthan post 152-5 on the board before their bowlers kept their calm at the death to restrict KKR to 152-8 in 20 overs, thereby taking the match to Super Over.

Shane Watson celebrates Rajasthan Royals' win over KKR on Tuesday. PTI Photo/BCCI
Shane Watson celebrates Rajasthan Royals' win over KKR on Tuesday. PTI Photo/BCCI 

In the Super Over, KKR batting first scored 11. In reply, Steven Smith showed his cricketing acumen with a soft tap off the last delivery from Sunil Narine towards extra cover to get two runs that sealed the match in their favour.

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