Melbourne: In the second test match played between India and Australia (IND vs AUS), India’s interim captain Ajinkya Rahane said that in the first test match played in Adelaide, the visiting team did not had only had an hour. It was bad but that doesn’t mean the team player or the team is useless. Now the two teams will face each other at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in the second test match starting on December 26. Virat Kohli returned home for the birth of his first child. Rahane will lead the team in his place.
Ajinkya Rahane, while speaking to the media, said: “ In the last test match we played a great game for 2 days, but we had a bad hour where we completely lost the game. After that, what happened to us is that we have to support each other individually and as a team and play with all our strength in the next game, as we had thought for the first test game, to stick to it. “.
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Rahane is not the team’s captain for the first time. He was also captain of the team against Australia in Dharamshala in 2017. He said he will work with natural emotions. Rahane said: “ I learned from the 2017 test match that as a captain you have to follow your instincts and stay calm under pressure. So I feel that I should follow my arrows which will be my goal. I learned a lot from this test match.
He said: “ I don’t focus on myself but I focus on the whole team. It is a matter of pride for me to be captain of India. It is a great opportunity and a great responsibility. I don’t want to be under any pressure. Yeah, we had a bad session, but we’re playing well and our hitters and pins are good. I remain calm but my stick is aggressive. We only had a bad hour. It is about playing positively.
Before Virat Kohli left, the team had dinner together and Kohli also gave a motivational speech to the team. He said: “We met Kohli before he left Adelaide. The team had dinner together. He spoke to all the players and told them to stay as they are, to play their game as a team.” He told us all to be positive and play to our strengths, which is what we do all year round.
. @ ajinkyarahane88 on @ imVkohli’s post for #TeamIndia before he left. #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/nui9nKZvU6
– BCCI (@BCCI) December 25, 2020
Ajinkya Rahane said he didn’t want to disturb Kohli in the festive mood. He said, “I don’t want to disturb him anymore because this time is special for him. I just want to wish him and his family all the best. Significantly, Virat Kohli will be a father in January 2021.