Is Rahane Captaincy In Test A Danger For Virat Kohli? Here Are Some views Of Formers On It
Ajinkya Rahane's ability to lead a weak Indian team, with many second string or young players to a Test series victory over Australia, has put pressure on regular skipper Virat Kohli to prove himself as a captain all over again.
Kohli, who returned home to attend the birth of his first child after the first Test debacle in Adelaide, will lead India against England in the first two Tests next month, and unless he wins those matches, calls for Rahane to replace him at the helm will get louder.
Rahane led India to wins in two of the last three Test matches in Australia post the debacle in Adelaide, where India was shot out for their lowest ever score of 36 under Kohli's leadership. Rahane's Test captaincy record is exceptional. He has won four of the five matches he has led India in. Three of those wins have come against the formidable Australia.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Wednesday tweeted that India would be better served by having Rahane as skipper and Kohli purely as a batsman. He felt that Rahane is tactically a good captain.
"I think I would have really considered keeping @ajinkyarahane88 as captain for @BCCI !!! Allowing @imVkohli to be the batsman only would make India even more dangerous & Rahane has an incredible presence & tactical nous about him," tweeted Vaughan.
I think I would have really considered keeping @ajinkyarahane88 as Captain for @BCCI !!! Allowing @imVkohli to be the Batsman only would make India even more dangerous & Rahane has an incredible presence & tactical nous about him ... #INDvsAUS— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) January 19, 2021