Ajinkya Rahane shares life experiences with young underprivileged children in Mumbai

Rahane is currently preparing for the England Test series.

Ajinkya Rahane met underprivileged children who asked him questions about his life | AFP

India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane may not have made it into the limited overs team for the England tour, but he remains a vital batsman for the Test series against England in August.

In his spare time, Ajinkya Rahane took up a social cause and met with underprivileged kids from the Chembur's Children Aid Society during the first edition of Meet Your Icon last week. He featured on a chat show as a guest in which children asked him various questions about his life and other things.

One kid asked whether he was a good student and Rahane said "Till now, I am not, but I am learning to become one. In life, you never become perfect, you always keep striving to. Even if you do well, don't think that you have accomplished a lot. If you keep thinking that you want this or that, then it never comes to you. Just let it go and things will automatically start coming to you."

The kids were tensed watching Ajinkya Rahane in front of them and when one child froze while asking a question; Rahane walked up to the kid, put his arm around his shoulder and made him sit next to him.

The child then asked, "If you catch somebody, then he or she will try to let go, right?" To the laughter of the audience, Rahane asked him "Do you have a girlfriend?" and then imparted life lessons to that kid.

Rahane said, "So, if you hold and control your girlfriend, she will try to run away. If you don't, she will come to you. It's very simple!"

(With Mid-day inputs)

By Jatin Sharma - 05 Jul, 2018

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