Boy, Are We Glad To Have Ajinkya Rahane

Boy, Are We Glad To Have Ajinkya Rahane

By Neel Gudka28 December, 2020 3 min read
Boy, Are We Glad To Have Ajinkya Rahane

Virat Kohli is the unanimous top dog of Indian cricket. His intensity and infectious energy is what drives the Indian team. This is why when it was announced that Kohli would be missing three of India’s four tests against Australia on account of paternity leave, one wondered how the team would thrive without its captain and best batsman at such an important tour. These doubts were dispelled by Kohli’s deputy Ajinkya Rahane, who ably stepped into his shoes on both fronts in the second test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The quiet, unassuming Rahane doesn’t paint as impressive a figure as Kohli, nor does he enjoy the same kind of adulation from fans. But he is an astute workman who goes about his job quietly. He had led India in a couple of games in the past, but never on an overseas tour where the team was 1-0 down following a humiliating defeat. If there was ever a test of captaincy for Rahane this was it, and he has so far delivered in spades. After Australia elected to bat first on day one, he was spot on with his field placements and bowling changes as India bundled the Aussies out for 195. He then showed his class with the bat, as he took India from 64/3 to 326 with a fighting century. India is in a potentially victorious position at the end of day three, and the captain made a huge contribution.

Kohli will assume India’s captaincy again upon his return to the side, and rightly so. But it is comforting to know that he has the assured and astute presence of Ajinkya Rahane by his side.

Rahane’s terrific showing won him praise from all quarters…

Another incident involving Rahane earlier this morning won him more admirers. He was batting on 112 when a mix-up with Ravindra Jadeja saw him get run out. Instead of expressing his disappointment, Rahane departed after giving Jadeja a fist bump. The sporting gesture left many impressed.

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