Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has described Team India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane as a lucky player. He said that Rahane is a lucky player, who is still on the team. According to Gambhir, Rahane has include the team against New Zealand only to captain.
India’s captaincy responsibility will be on Rahane’s shoulders
A two-test match series is to play between India and New Zealand. Whose first match will start on November 25 in Kanpur? The responsibility of captaining India in this match will be on the shoulders of Rahane. Gambhir believes that the only purpose of keeping Rahane in the team is so that he can captain in Kohli’s presence.
Rohit could have been the captain
After the T20 World Cup, Virat has taken rest from the T20 series against New Zealand and the first Test. Rohit has now become the regular captain of India in T20. At the same time, in the absence of Virat, he could have been made the captain of India in the first Test, but he was also rested from the Test series, and vice-captain Rahane was made the captain.
Rahane third most successful batsman in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Rahane has scored 286 runs at an average of 57.20 while captaining Mumbai in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy this year. Only Deepak Hooda and Tanmay Agarwal have scored more runs than him, but both these players have played more innings than him. Rahane played five matches in this tournament, while Hooda scored 6 and Agarwal scored 334 runs in seven matches. Earlier, Rahane had led India to victory by scoring a century under his captaincy and Team India won the historic series in Australia.