Rahane: ‘I don’t like sledging and car horn 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.

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

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 on, Thursday, compared sledging with horn honking when driving his car.

“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.

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

Some top Indian players, including Yuvraj Singh, K.L. 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.

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