Ajinkya Rahane has refuted criticism that he has not scored enough runs for the team of late. According to him, he is a team man, and has contributed whenever the team has needed him to. The Indian vice-captain, who scored a match-winning hundred in Melbourne while leading the team, has struggled for form since. In the ongoing Test series against England, he has only one half-century to show for his efforts.
Opening up on the captaincy debate, Ajinkya Rahane has said that Virat Kohli is his captain and will remain so. Rahane was speaking after the growing chorus over him to replace Kohli as Test skipper in the wake of his brilliant leadership Down Under. The 32-year-old took over from Kohli after the Adelaide loss and guided India to a famous 2-1 series triumph over Australia. India next take on England at home in a four-match Test series, with Kohli back at the helm of affairs and Rahane resuming his vice-captaincy duties
Indian captain for the last three Tests in Australia, Ajinkya Rahane has revealed that he watched Sachin Tendulkar’s hundred at Melbourne in 1999 ten 10 times on the eve of last month’s Boxing Day Test. Even before the start of the match, Rahane had a look at the innings 6-7 times. The Indian captain ended scoring a memorable 112 as India won the MCG Test by eight wickets. The win was highly commendable coming in the wake of the embarrassing 36 all out in the first Test at Adelaide.
Indian captain for the last three Tests in Australia, Ajinkya Rahane, gave a pep talk to the team after the famous three-wicket win at the Gabba, which saw India clinch the Test series 2-1. Addressing the team in the dressing room, Rahane described the victory as a major moment for everyone, and put it down to teamwork.
Team India created history on Tuesday when they defeated Australia in Brisbane, chasing down a record 328. Shubman Gill (91), Rishabh Pant (89 not out) and Cheteshwar Pujara (56) were the major contributors as the Aussies were stunned at their fortress, losing their first Test match at the Gabba since 1988. Following the massive triumph, Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane was left almost speechless as India retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a 2-1 triumph.
Ajinkya Rahane scored a brilliant hundred, his 12th in Test matches, to help India square the four-match series at Melbourne 1-1. Rahane’s coach and former India cricketer Pravin Amre has now revealed that Rahane worked very hard in the nets in India before heading to Australia.
Team India will miss the services of regular skipper Virat Kohli for three of the four Tests in Australia. Kohli will take part in the opening Test in Adelaide, India’s first Day/Night encounter Down Under. After the conclusion of the match, Kohli will head back to India to be with wife Anushka Sharma for the birth of their first child.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has decided to leave the Australian tour after the first test in Adelaide, in order to be present with his wife, as the pair are expecting their first child. That has created a sense of anxiety in the Indian camp, as his absence has not only created a huge hole in the side’s batting, but it also means that someone else will be leading the Indian team in whites, something that hasn’t happened in more than three years.