New Delhi In the absence of Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, who won the series by captaining 3 matches against Australia, remains a topic of discussion among cricket lovers these days. Many celebrities including the team’s head coach Ravi Shastri and Lord of Cricket Sachin have also read ballads in praise of his captaincy.
On Tuesday, Ajinkya Rahane has made a big disclosure about the tour of Australia. Rahane told in a conversation that former Indian captain Rahul Dravid had advised him before the Australia series not to bat too much in the nets on the tour of Australia and not let the pressure dominate him even while captaining. Rahane has revealed this during a conversation with famous commentator Harsha Bhogle.
Captain Virat Kohli returned to India on paternity leave after an eight-wicket defeat in the first Test on Australia tour. After this, Rahane took command of the team in the remaining three Tests of the series. Rahane said, “Rahul Bhai called me before the series when we were going from Dubai to Australia. He told me, ‘Don’t take any pressure, I know you are captaining after the first Test.
Don’t worry about anything Just being mentally strong. Don’t bat too much in the nets, you don’t expect such advice from Rahul bhai (not to practice batting). India won the second Test by eight wickets after Rahane took command of the team. After this the match was drawn in Sydney and India won the series 2–1 with a historic win by three wickets in Brisbane.
Rahane continued, “Rahul Bhai likes to bat, and he himself was such that I made this mistake. And he told me, ‘Don’t bat too much in the nets, your preparation is right, you are batting well. So don’t take any pressure. Just think how you will lead the team, how will you give confidence to the players. Don’t worry about the result, it will be right on its own. ‘ This conversation with Dravid made my work easier. “