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Team India would perform better if Rahane is made the Test captain: Shane Lee

January 29, 2021

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Durba

Former Australian cricketer Shane Lee stated that Team India would perform better if Ajinkya Rahane is made the Test captain. With Rahane named as the captain, Virat Kohli can entirely focus on his batting. In the recently concluded Border-Gavaskar Trophy, the Indian team were out for 36 in the 1st Test against Australia and the Indian captain Virat Kohli was also set to leave for India to attend his first child's birth. Many cricket experts predicted that it has now become easy for Australia to whitewash the visitors. However, the stand-in skipper proved everyone wrong and set the tone for a dramatic turnaround for the visitors. Team India won the second match at Melbourne with a margin of eight wickets. Rahane won huge praise after the win, and the 32-year-old is yet to lose a Test as Indian captain.

Right after the management handed over the captaincy reins to Rahane, his set attacking field positions made his intent clear. His calm and composed nature was also one of the most significant talking points in the entire cricket fraternity. Many cricket experts now believe that it would be better for India if Rahane is named as the Test captain. This can further allow India's run-machine Virat Kohli to focus entirely on his batting.

Veteran Australian cricketer Shane Lee stated that he would have appointed Rahane as the Test captain if he was the Indian selector. The 43-year-old was full of praise for Ajinkya Rahane. He also pointed out how 21 players who played in rotation performed brilliantly under Rahane's captaincy.

Virat Kohli is a sharp captain: Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane recorded history as he became the second Asian captain after Virat Kohli to have won a Test series on Australian soil. The batsman was questioned whether things would change once get back to the deputy's hat. Rahane responded that nothing would change as Virat was and will always be the captain of the Test team. During Virat's absence, it was my duty to lead the side and perform the best for Team India's success, Rahane stated. Apart from describing Virat Kohli as a sharp captain, he is someone who takes the right on-field decisions. Rahane further stated that it was comforting for him to have his captain's backing when he was going through a difficult phase with the bat.

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Durba