new Delhi: The Indian cricket team had to lose by 227 runs in the first Test that ended against England in Chennai. In this match, the batsmen of the Indian team were badly disappointed, after which people are constantly criticizing them. Meanwhile, questions have also been raised about the poor batting of the team’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane. However, Team India captain Virat Kohli defended Rahane, saying that he had full faith in Rahane’s ability.
‘You can’t spew anything about Rahane’
Virat Kohli said that Rahane (Ajinkya Rahane) is one of the most important batsmen of the Test team and you cannot spout me anything about him. After the match, Kohli said, ‘If you want to spill something, it will not be possible because there is nothing like that. I too became bold. Rahane and Pujara are our most important Test batsmen and we have full faith in their abilities.
Sanjay Manjrekar also raised questions
Former Indian cricketer and famous commentator Sanjay Manjrekar (Sanjay Manjrekar) has also questioned Rahane’s poor batting. Manjrekar said in one of his tweets, My issue is with batsman Rahane. He scored 27 *, 22, 4, 37, 24, 1 and 0 after a century in Melbourne. After the century, the best players keep the rhythm and reduce the pressure of the players who are in poor form.
My issue with Rahane the captain is Rahane the batsman.
After that 100 in Melbourne his scores are – 27 *, 22, 4, 37, 24, 1 & 0. After a 100, class players carry their form & carry the burden of players out of form. #INDvENG
– Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) February 9, 2021
Virat Kohli defended Rahane and said, “It’s just a test.” You can keep the second innings aside, but in the first innings Rahane wanted to hit a four, which was converted by Root in a brilliant catch. If that ball had crossed the boundary, such a thing would not have happened. There is no problem, everyone is playing really well.
Explain that, chasing the target of 420 runs, the Indian team collapsed at 192 in the second innings despite the innings of captain Virat Kohli (72) and suffered a defeat by 227 runs. For England, Jack Leach and James Anderson bowled brilliantly and took seven wickets.