Ajinkya Rahane talks about marriage, books and fitness in conversation with Cheteshwar Pujara

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Two of the calmest cricketers in the Indian Cricket team, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara recently engaged in a conversation for bcci.tv.

During the chat, Rahane said marrying Radhika has ensured that he has started talking a lot more.

“I have started talking more ever since I got married. But I have been the quiet types right from the beginning and that has to do with my family background and also maybe because I do a lot of meditation and all. I think this nature helps a lot on the field, especially in the Test format. Staying calm has helped me perform across all formats and has also helped me in my decision-making. But yes, I used to be a lot quieter earlier,” he was quoted as saying.

Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara

Rahane also loves reading books when off the field and when Pujara asked about the type of books he reads, the Test vice-captain said, “I generally like reading sports books and mostly autobiographies.”

Talking of fitness, Rahane revealed that he is off sweets and chocolates at present even though he loves them. “I haven’t had sweets and chocolates for a long time. But I love having Japanese and Chinese cuisine. It is also important to understand that while we often say that carbs shouldn’t be consumed, what needs to be kept in mind is the climatic conditions. So, when the team is playing in say Sri Lanka or the West Indies, you need to have carbs as well,” he added.