Playing with Sachin gives me lot of confidence : Rahane

Sachin Tendulkar roared back to form ahead of the upcoming Test series against England with a strokeful 137, while Ajinkya Rahane remained unbeaten on 105 to help Mumbai pile up 344 for four against Railways on the opening day of their four-day Ranji Trophy match on Friday.

"Batting becomes easy when Sachin is around. The bowling side is also on the backfoot when he is there. He was very determined and his hunger is always there. He played with the same mindset and determination that he always has," he said.

"He always gives tips. You learn a lot from him at the non-strikers end," said Rahane, who was the reserve opener against New Zealand in the two-Test series in August.