"When I was batting, I just wanted to stay blank and play one ball at a time. I wanted to build partnerships with the other batsmen. It feels really special that I batted with (Ravichandran) Ashwin while getting my hundred," Rahane, who scored a superb 127, told media persons at the end of the day.
     
"In the first two Test matches, I was looking to play shots initially and that's why I got out. I knew I was batting well and I spoke to Sanjay Bangar and Ravi bhai (Ravi Shastri) about it.

The stylish batsman said there was nothing wrong with his technique but he was playing too many shots too early.
     
"There was nothing wrong technically or mentally. I was just playing shots close to my body. I was slightly hurrying as I was trying to play my shots straightaway. Here I just wanted to take my own time and play as close to my body as possible, wait for loose balls. Patience was key over here. Determination and patience helped me in this innings," Rahane revealed his secret of success.

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