Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has credited ‘Vedanta Philosophy’ for his natural calmness and composure as captain on the field prior to the upcoming test series against England. Rahane led India to a famous 2-1 series win in Australia and with the number of injuries India had during the series, it was a win for the ages. Rahane has now an unbeaten record in tests with 4 wins in 5 Tests that he has captained with one draw at Sydney.
Rahane was praised all over the world for his excellent captaincy during the Border Gavaskar series and he was instrumental in India’s comeback in the Melbourne Test as he scored a century. He finished as the third-highest run-scorer for India in the series and without the likes of India’s greatest match-winners like Virat Kohli, youngsters stepped up for India keeping the whole cricketing world in awe with their performances.
“I Have Been Following The Philosophy For The Past Six-Seven Years” – Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane credited Vedanta Philosophy for his calm demeanour and also told that he is naturally a calm person. He told that he practiced it a lot during the lockdown and has been following the Vedanta philosophy very closely for the last six-seven years. He explained the philosophy to remain calm under pressure, and how to deal with success and failure. He also added about the understanding of what’s important in life and what matters most.
“I think it comes naturally to me. I have been learning about Vedanta philosophy, and I have been practicing it even during the lockdown… I have been following the philosophy for the past six-seven years.
“It has been helping me a lot in life when it comes to coping with success and failure, to understand what is important in life and what matters to you. It has been working very well for me.
“The philosophy is about life, it is not related to cricket… How to deal with pressure situations, how to deal with success and failure, if you are failing, how you can be calm and positive, and what is the bigger picture,” said Ajinkya Rahane on Vedanta Philosophy.
Dhoni’s Composure Noticed In Rahane
Virat Kohli’s captaincy took over the reins from MS Dhoni but both had a different approach in their captaincy method. Kohli is more of a straight forward captain, very aggressive on the field, and likes to challenge the opposition on their face whereas Dhoni handles every pressure situation with a lot of calmness. Dhoni by remaining calm during crunch situations puts back the pressure on the opposition and the same astute could be seen in Rahane during his captaincy.
Rahane will be playing under Virat Kohli for the home test series against England starting on February 5.