Melbourne Renowned opener Sunil Gavaskar said on Tuesday that he was happy to see that the legendary players of Australia praised the captaincy of the caretaker Ajinkya Rahane. India have equalized the series by winning by eight wickets in the second Test cricket match led by Rahane.
Gavaskar said, “To understand the appreciation he was getting for the way he (Rahane) was leading the team, you have to be around the Australian commentary box and that included some Australian legends who were in the commentary box. The former batsman said, “So glad to see that they are praising him for his leadership.” These included legends like Ricky Ponting, Adam Gilchrist, Mike Hussey, Shane Warne who were praising Rahane’s captaincy.
Virat should take over the captaincy after returning
Gavaskar, however, clarified that Virat Kohli is the Test captain and that he should take over the responsibility after his paternity leave. He said, “Rahane is the acting captain. A caretaker captain or a caretaker batsman or a new ball bowler or an off-spinner, you do your best when you return and when the main player returns you have to free up space for him.
Now the Australian team will be under pressure
Gavaskar was asked if there would be pressure on the Australian team now, he said, “Definitely.” They are not accustomed to this type of situation. Whenever they win the first Test, they win the series. Some former Australian cricketers were talking about 4-0. Now you know what a team this is. This is not a team that gives you a chance to dominate yourself. ”
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