India batsman Ajinkya Rahane says he's against on-field sledging; compares it to 'car honking'

Having experienced verbal retorts from rival teams at the top level of the game, Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane has developed a distaste for such banters.

PTI, March 22, 2018

Mumbai: Having experienced verbal retorts from rival teams at the top level of the game, Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane has developed a distaste for such banters.

The 29-year-old today compared sledging with honking when driving his car.

File image of Ajinkya Rahane. Reuters

File image of Ajinkya Rahane. Reuters

"Just as I don't like sledging (on the cricket field), I also don't like car honking while driving," said Rahane.

The Mumbai cricketer was speaking at a media conference to announce an initiative by the Motor Vehicles Department, Maharashtra (MVD) in association with the Tata Group to raise awareness about road safety and no honking.

Rahane is also set to take part in the 'Horn Not Ok Please' T20 Cup exhibition match on 24 March at the Wankhede Stadium between 'Road Safety XI' and 'No Honking XI'.

Some top Indian players, including Yuvraj Singh, KL Rahul, Dinesh Karthik, Harbhajan Singh, Shikhar Dhawan, Hardik Pandya and Suresh Raina, will also feature in the match.

"Noise pollution is a serious issue, especially in large metro cities like Mumbai. I'm happy to be part of the No Honking Initiative and contribute in the best way I can, by playing cricket," added Rahane.

Updated Date: Mar 22, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Punjab
6 5 1 0 10
2
Chennai
5 4 1 0 8
3
Hyderabad
6 4 2 0 8
4
Kolkata
6 3 3 0 6
5
Rajasthan
6 3 3 0 6
6
Bangalore
5 2 3 0 4
7
Mumbai
6 1 5 0 2
8
Delhi
6 1 5 0 2



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1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 5154 117
3 New Zealand 3886 102
4 Australia 4599 102
5 England 5029 97
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7595 123
2 South Africa 6912 117
3 England 7496 117
4 New Zealand 7081 114
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3763 130
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 4341 121
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 England 2402 114
6 South Africa 2551 111

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