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Ajinkya Rahane reminds me quite a bit of Tendulkar: Steve Waugh

Former Australian captain Steve Waugh on Monday said that Ajinkya Rahane reminded him a bit of Sachin Tendulkar and his "compact technique" would fetch him a lot of runs for India.

cricket Updated: Sep 15, 2015 00:15 IST
Steve Waugh

Ajinkya Rahane in action during the fourth day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and India at the P Sara Oval Cricket Stadium in Colombo on August 23, 2015. (Reuters Photo)

Former Australian captain Steve Waugh on Monday said that Ajinkya Rahane reminded him a bit of Sachin Tendulkar and his "compact technique" would fetch him a lot of runs for India.

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.

"I like Rahane and he is a quality player. He reminds me quite a bit of Tendulkar. He does not have a very big back swing. 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.

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.