India opener Ajinkya Rahane  en route his 72 against West Indies on Friday. Pic/AFPIndia opener Ajinkya Rahane  en route his 72 against West Indies on Friday. Pic/AFP

The jury is still out on his utility as a limited overs batsman but Ajinkya Rahane on his own admission never lost confidence in his ability despite being out of favour in the 50-over format for a long time.

Rahane has scores of 62, 103 and 72 to show for his efforts as an opener in the current West Indies tour in the absence of Rohit Sharma and is ready to make every chance count. "Not at all," Rahane said when asked if he had started doubting his abilities after being out of playing XI in ODIs.

"It was a matter of getting good runs and getting it consistently, I was waiting for this chance. I want to thank Virat (Kohli) and team management as they gave me an opportunity to bat at top of the order," Rahane told mediapersons at the post-match press conference.