new Delhi: Indian captain Virat Kohli has returned home on paternity leave after playing the first Test of the Border Gavaskar Trophy between India and Australia. In his place, the team is headed by Ajinkya Rahane.
In the second Test (India vs Australia Boxing Day Test) Rahane has also batted tremendously with excellent captaincy. Virat Kohli praised him fiercely and described his century against Australia as the best.
Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) scored an unbeaten 104 on the second day at Melbourne Cricket Ground. He formed an unbroken century partnership for the sixth wicket with Ravindra Jadeja. With this, India has taken an 82 run lead by scoring 277 runs for five wickets.
Another great day for us. Proper test cricket at its best. Absolutely top knock from Jinks@ ajinkyarahane88
– Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 27, 2020
Kohli (Virat Kohli) tweeted after the end of the day’s play, ‘Another great day for us. Proper Test cricket at its best. The best innings by Jinks (Ajinkya Rahane).
India dismissed Australia for 195 on the first day of the match and even then Kohli praised the bowlers.
Kohli (Virat Kohli) tweeted after the first day’s play, ‘The first day was very good for us. The bowlers performed brilliantly and we (the day) ended well.
Please tell that Kohli has returned home after the initial test match in Adelaide due to the birth of his first child. India were bowled out for 36 in the second innings of the first match and lost by eight wickets.