Melbourne: Former Team India captain Sunil Gavaskar has said that he was happy to see that the legendary players of Australia praised the captaincy of the caretaker captain Ajinkya Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) led by India for 8 wickets in the second Test match. Won the series with 1-1.
Sunil Gavaskar said, ‘You have to be around the Australian commentary box to understand the appreciation he was receiving for the way he (Rahane) was leading the team and that included some Australian legends. Those who were in the commentary box.
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He said, ‘So it is heartening to see that they are praising him for his leadership skills. These included legends like Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Mike Hussey, Shane Warne who were praising Rahane’s (Ajinkya Rahane) captaincy.
Sunil Gavaskar, however, has made it clear that Virat Kohli is the Indian Test team captain and that he should take up this responsibility after his paternity leave. Kohli is going to be a father in January 2021 and he is currently present in India.
He said, ‘Rahane is the acting captain. A caretaker captain or a caretaker batsman or a new ball bowler or an off-spinner then you do your best and you have to free up space when the main player returns.
Gavaskar was asked if there would be pressure on the Australian team now, he said, ‘Definitely. They are not used to this type of situation. Whenever they win the first Test, they win the series. Some former Australian cricketers were talking about 4-0. Now you know what a team this is. This is not a team that gives you a chance to dominate yourself.