The change in leadership for team India in the 2nd Test turned out to be great for team India. After India’s debacle in the first Test match in Adelaide and with the absence of skipper Virat Kohli, who left for India to be there for his wife Anushka Sharma during the birth of their child, and Mohammed Shami, there was a lot of pressure on the shoulders of Ajinkya Rahane.
However, Ajinkya Rahane’s calm demeanor and shrewd tactics on the field as a skipper impressed one and all.
Before the game kickstarted, the toss was won by Tim Paine, who chose to bat first. Team India needed their bowlers to be right on the money to ensure that Australia didn’t run away with the game. And Ajinkya Rahane made it happen with his tactics as he was absolutely outstanding in the way he set-up his fields and rotated his bowlers.
While Umesh Yadav struggled with consistency, on the other hand, Jasprit Bumrah turned out to be a star performed with the ball. He consistently bowled full and got the ball to swing as he picked 4 wickets.
Meanwhile, social media was soon flooded with amazing reactions from Twitterati. While the fans were lauding the amazing captaincy of Ajinkya Rahane, there were many who trolled Virat Kohli left, right and center for the same.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
incredible decision by virat kohli
— Neeche Se Topper (@NeecheSeTopper) December 26, 2020
घर पर रजाई में बैठकर मैच देखता कोहली pic.twitter.com/v0XN9jUG0w
— Diksha ?? (@BrahmaandKiMaa) December 26, 2020
Kohli watching Rahane captaincy : #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/Yv2CeSEsie
— Naveen (@_naveenish) December 26, 2020
Md. Siraj is firing ? under Rahane’s Captaincy
Virat Kohli be like – pic.twitter.com/G1vYjgHarl
— Kartik (@itzzzz_Kartik) December 26, 2020
*VIRAT Kohli Watching Ajinkya Rahane Captaincy?? pic.twitter.com/wPDwFE2yn7
— Anuj Yadav (@AnujYad02001005) December 26, 2020
Virat bhai after seeing rahane’s captaincy ? pic.twitter.com/kFRCNz622w
— Nikhil (@Niikhh) December 26, 2020
India under Rahane’s captaincy #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/jjzgzgz5wZ
— DOC “grey colour and papita stan” SHERLOCK (@BROTHER_0F_MINE) December 26, 2020
Virat Kohli Watching Ajinkya Rahane Captaincy#AUSvIND #2ndTest pic.twitter.com/CZuGVsYEek
— Sunil (@subhanus) December 26, 2020