New Delhi: Despite the absence of Virat Kohli and the injury to the main player, the way Ajinkya Rahane led Team India and won it is a commendable compliment. Especially, after losing the first match in the series badly, India won the series 2–1.
Because of this, Rahane’s captaincy is being praised all around. However, there is already a debate about Kohli’s ideal successor, in which the names of Rohit Sharma and Rahane are being discussed. Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has said that Rahane is Kohli’s true replacement. Meanwhile, former Indian captain Bishan Singh Bedi has demanded to replace Ajinkya Rahane as the permanent captain of the Test in place of Virat Kohli.
Let me tell you that Virat Kohli left the Test series against Australia and returned to India, but Ajinkya Rahane, who replaced Kohli, captained the team again while fighting the Australian Mind Game. Team India made a tremendous comeback in Melbourne under the captaincy of Rahane. Ajinkya Rahane led Team India from the front and also scored a brilliant century in Melbourne.
Following this victory, former England captain Michael Vaughan, Australia’s Ricky Potting, and Shane Warne also praised Rahane’s captaincy. Former Indian captain Bishan Singh Bedi was so happy with Rahane’s captaincy that he had made a demand to replace Virat Kohli as Ajinkya Rahane the permanent captain of the Test.
Bishan Singh Bedi said in his column in The Indian Express, “Ajinkya Rahane reminds me of Tiger Pataudi. The way Rahane captained the injured team and led Team India to a 2–1 Test series victory in Australia, he deserves praise.
Bishan Singh Bedi said, “The change in bowling and fielding in Rahane looked like Pataudi.” . ”
Bishan Singh Bedi said, “Virat Kohli can play long for India, so Rahane should be made the captain. He can captain, while Rohit can command the white ball cricket.
Earlier also, under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India defeated Australia 2–1 in the 2018–19 Test series at its home. The stalwarts had said that India won the Test series on the last tour of Australia because David Warner and Steve Smith were banned for playing, but this time both Warner and Smith were there and many of India’s main players were hurt and other Reasons were not available, yet India won the Test series, it shows the passion of the Indian team and Rahane’s excellent captaincy.