India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane seems to be in agreement with the veteran pacer Ishant Sharma’s emotions and said winning the World Test Championship (WTC) would be similar to winning the World Cup. Currently, India is having an unassailable 2-1 lead in the series in the ongoing four-match series against England and if the hosts manage to avoid defeat, they will qualify for the final of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship (WTC).
Talking about the same during a virtual press conference, as per the quotes in ANI, Ajinkya Rahane said, “Absolutely, Ishant was spot on in what he said. Winning the WTC is equal to winning the World Cup. We are all focusing on that. Having said that, the focus right now is to play the fourth Test against England. Ishant was completely right.”
In the ongoing series against England, Rahane has amassed just 85 runs and his highest score of 67 came in the second Test at Chepauk. India had managed to defeat England by 10 wickets within two days in the pink-ball Test. The match saw both India and England batsmen failing to do much as the ball was skidding through from the spinners.
Talking about his batting, Ajinkya Rahane said, “When you play on spinning tracks, you have to play the line. In India, we haven’t played so many games in the last two-three years. When the ball is spinning too much, you do not have to think about it, you just have to play the line, if you miss the ball, you miss the ball. Backing your defense and ability on seaming and spinning wicket is something we follow.”
Earlier, ahead of the pink-ball Test, pacer Ishant Sharma had said that the World Test Championship is like a World Cup for him and if India goes on to win the Championship, then it would be a similar feeling to winning the World Cup.