Rahane and Kohli were going along nicely after having stitched an 88-run-stand for the 4th wicket in the evening session of the opening day. But just as it looked like the duo were stamping their authority on the innings, Ajinkya Rahane’s poor misjudgment of a quick single paved way for Virat’s dismissal.
The dismissal triggered a collapse as India soon lost Rahane and Hanuma Vihari against the new cherry, ultimately losing their last seven wickets for a mere 56 runs.
Opening up on the unfortunate incident, Ajinkya Rahane admitted that he could actually see the momentum shift in Australia’s favor post the run-out.
“Yeah it was, it was a really tough one. Obviously, we were going really well at the moment. The partnership was really good. I could actually see the momentum going towards Australia after the run-out,” Ajinkya Rahane said in the virtual press-conference.
Ajinkya Rahane also revealed that he apologized to Virat Kohli at the end of the day’s play.
“After the end of day’s play, I went and I said sorry to him (Virat Kohli). But he was all okay about it. We both understood that the situation we were in then, we were going really well. But such things happen in cricket. You got to respect that and move forward.” he added.
Rahane will now have the onus to pull Team India out of the dead in the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli as the visitors aim to make a comeback in the four-match series.