Melbourne: In the second Test against Australia, Team India was considered very weak, but the Indian team surprised everyone with their performance in the Boxing Day Test (India vs Australia Boxing Day Test). On the first day of the match, the guests dominated the team and the Kangaroos were seen sweating.
Rahane’s brilliant captaincy
Australia decided to bat by winning the toss in the India vs Australia Boxing Day Test, but Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) sensibly changed the bowling and kept the pressure on the batsmen of the host team. Whether it was to give veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin a chance to bowl early or to bowl debutant Mohammed Siraj, Rahane’s decision proved to be better, leaving the Australian team’s first innings at 195 runs.
Former veteran cricketers praised the changes in the bowling of the captain of the team, Ajinkya Rahane, who led the team in the second Test against Australia, which enabled the Indian team to dominate the first day of the match.
Sehwag became a fan of Rahane
Former India opener Virender Sehwag tweeted, “Rahane showed great change in bowling and cleverness in putting the fielders in the right place.” The bowlers also gave the result. Ashwin, Bumrah, Siraj were brilliant. All out for Australia on the first day at 195 is a great effort. It is now up to the batsmen to make a big lead in the first innings.
Rahane leads the team after regular captain Virat Kohli went on paternity leave.
Bumrah showed the way to the pavilion to four batsmen of Australia, while Siraj took two wickets.
Shane Warne and Laxman also praised
Former Australian veteran spinner Shane Warne was also impressed by Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane)
He tweeted, ‘Great day of cricket in MCG. Congratulations to the field personnel for preparing such a magnificent pitch after a long time. Such pitches should be more. The Indian bowlers were excellent today and Rahane led brilliantly. Can the Indian team bat all day tomorrow?
Former veteran Indian batsman VVS Laxman (VVS Laxman) looked impressed with debutant Shubman Gill and Mohammad Siraj with captain Rahane.
He tweeted, ‘India showed a fantastic game on this day. The bowlers impressed once again, both the players making their debut looked confident, Rahane captained brilliantly and most importantly, the team had left the Adelaide defeat behind.