Ajinkya Rahane - One such unmatched captain of Test cricket, which India has not seen till date - Newztezz Online


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Ajinkya Rahane - One such unmatched captain of Test cricket, which India has not seen till date

India has the second Test against Australia by 8 wickets 
to win have. Virat Kohli played in the absence of key players like Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rohit Sharma with the batting and bowling to win the match in the absence of anyone who has played the most role. From changes in fielding to bowling changes and calm to captaincy, Ajinkya Rahane has led the team in the best manner and has been the man of the match. Although Rahane has not captained more matches , but the kind of captaincy he has demonstrated, it would not be wrong to say that he is a great Test captain who will not become the regular captain of India. With Virat Kohli, he is unlikely to become a regular captain. Rahane has been a deputy to Kohli for a long time and will probably stay ahead.

By this test Earlier this middle-order batsman has also led the Indian cricket team in the first two Tests. In 2017, Rahane made his Test captaincy against Australia. That too Rahane got an opportunity when Virat Kohli was hurt during that series. During that time he was given the reins of the team for the final Test. In that Test match at Dharamshala, Rahane showed his calm mind and decisive ability to take best aggressive decisions. although, The hero of that match was Ravindra Jadeja who helped India win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy by scoring 63 runs and taking four wickets. But Rahane had shown off with 5 bowlers in that match to show how aggressive he could be without showing physical aggression (as Virat did). Ajinkya Rahane has the calm mind to lead any situation. He is a team member. His sentiment was also seen in this match against Australia, when he was run out in India's first innings, he expressed his displeasure at Jadeja and instructed him to play well. His kind behavior was appreciated by all.

Earlier Rahane captained the Indian cricket team twice in Tests, winning both. Now it has also won the third match. At the same time, in the matter of ODI, India has won all the three ODIs in which Rahane has been the captain. In the two T20 matches played under his captaincy, India has won one match and suffered a defeat.

If Ajinkya Rahane's captaincy is taken into consideration, Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni's quiet mind shadow also carries Ganguly's aggression.

Whether it is field placement or the bowlers' swap or team combination, Rahane takes decisions more efficiently than Virat. Rahane is slightly more aggressive than Kohli in field placements. He has kept mid-on and mid-off more often and tried to aggressively fielding more when the new batsman arrives. Rahane also seems to be active in making changes in the field and has seen him constantly asking his bowlers whether they need any change which is a great quality for any captain.

The way he used Ravichandran Ashwin in this match, kept the team calm even on the wrong decision of the umpire and kept calm on the field and gave the bowlers a long spell, it can be said that Rahane's leadership style is completely Se appears opposite Virat Kohli.

In the 11th over of the first innings of the same match against Australia, Rahane handed the bowling to Ashwin and his decision turned out to be a masterstroke. Ashwin dismissed Matthew Wade and Steve Smith in their first spell. Such a change in bowling gives the team wickets at crucial times, opening the way to victory.

Talking about the composition of the team, after the injury of Kohli in the last match of the Border-Gavaskar series, a batsman in his place had decided to choose Kuldeep and field him with 5 bowlers, which Virat himself also praised. Had given and attributed it to Rahane. This makes it clear that Rahane is a naturally aggressive captain.

Ajinkya Rahane is an ideal combination as the Indian captain. Shadow of Dravid and Dhoni and a captain with a cautious mind and a calm nature. But it is ironic that he will be able to lead India as a full Test captain only in the absence of Kohli. It is impossible for Rahane to become a full-time Test captain under Kohli in the future.

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