AUS vs IND: Ajinkya Rahane’s calming influence could work in India’s favor, Krishnamachari Srikkanth feels


Former Chief Selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth believes India’s deputy captain Ajinkya Rahane can set other benchmarks in the ongoing Test series as he has a proven record in the game’s longest format. Rahane, who was India’s third highest points scorer in the pink ball test, had led the team to an eight-wicket victory against Australia in the fourth Test at Dharamsala in 2017. The former Indian opener said Rahane has a proven track record . in Test cricket and added that the team’s fortune could take a positive turn with the calming influence of the new skipper. The new leader Rahane has a proven track record in test matches, such as how he led the Indian team in Dharmshala. He has a good track record in Test. As a personality he also has a calming influence on the players, he’s not like that. “A bit like Virat Kohli expressing herself in an aggressive mood,” Srikkanth told ANI.

“Maybe luck also changes with the captain and if new ideas come along he can set the other benchmark in the upcoming test match,” he added.

The former Indian skipper said if Rahane proves his worth, he could be an option for Indian selectors in the near future.

It is too early to say as Virat’s track record is by far one of the best in Indian history as a captain. I will not look at that way but whether Rahane is able to prove himself as captain of Test matches in Kohli’s absence, I think it gives the Indian selectors and the Indian team an option to look at, ”said Srikkanth.

“For me, it’s like he’s trying to cash in on himself, rediscover or extend his career as a test match for Rahane, because he’s the only player who always looked at the challenges and did well in those situations,” he added.

India was bundled for 36 in the second innings of the Pink-ball Test. This score is India’s lowest ever score in Test cricket. Before that, India’s lowest score was 42 in Test cricket against England in 1974.

“ As a cricket player and after playing for India and following Indian cricket so closely, it was shocking to see the lowest score and the whole cricket world got up and said something is not looking right from an Indian team perspective, because 42 was the lowest score the first time. we made it in 1975 (1974), ”said Srikkanth.


“Personally, I feel like it’s a nightmare… concerned employees of the Indian team are preparing how to prepare for the next test,” he added.

India and Australia will now clash on Boxing Day, which starts Saturday.

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