'Astute, Attacking, Rewarding': Twitter Lauds Ajinkya Rahane For His Superb Captaincy In MCG Test
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‘Astute, Attacking, Rewarding’: Twitter Lauds Ajinkya Rahane For His Superb Captaincy In MCG Test

Ajinkya Rahane, India
India. (Credits: Twitter)

The Indian cricket fraternity is mighty impressed with the way Ajinkya Rahane has led his troop in the ongoing second Test against Australia so far. The fans as well as some experts must have been worried after Virat Kohli’s departure to attend the birth of his first child but Ajinkya Rahane did not take long to allay those fears.

Leading India in an overseas Test for the very first time, the stand-in captain made his mark with some impressive decisions in the very first session of the game after Australia won the toss and decided to bat first at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. At one stage, the hosts were reduced to 38 for 3 before Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head took them to 65 for 3 at lunch.

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane (Credits: Twitter)

Ajinkya Rahane started the attack with Jasprit Bumrah and Umesh Yadav and the duo bowled at good length to trouble the Australia batsmen. Bumrah provided the first breakthrough in the fifth over when he sent back Joe Burns for a duck. But despite the pacers causing the batsmen problems, Ajinkya Rahane sprung a surprise by bringing in Ravichandran Ashwin just after 10 overs and that decision proved to be a masterstroke.

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In his very second over, Ashwin justified the faith shown in him by Ajinkya Rahane by dismissing Matthew Wade. And in his following over, Ashwin picked up the biggest Australian wicket by sending back world number one Test batsman Steve Smith. Ajinkya Rahane had a role in the wicket too as he had smartly positioned Cheteshwar Pujara at leg slip and Smith’s edge went straight to the fielder. Smith was out for a duck for the first time since 2016.

And as Ajinkya Rahane was impressing with his captaincy, the cricket fraternity took to Twitter to laud him for his leadership.

Here are some of the reactions to his captaincy so far:

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