Virat Kohli was and will always be the captain of Test Team, and I am his deputy: Ajinkya Rahane

Virat Kohli who is often criticsed by several cricket experts/pundits for his aggressive behavior on the field and so far under his captaincy Men in Blue has done well on major occasions barring Losing World Cup 2019 semifinal and Champions Trophy Final in 2017.

However when Kohli left for India after playing first Test match in recently concluded India-Australia series in  Adeliade nobody gave chance to India to win the series but the visitors surprised host under the leadership of stand in skipper Ajinkya Rahane to clinch the series by 2-1.

There has been lot of talks in media that Kohli should step down as skipper in red ball cricket and hand over the captaincy to Rahane and focus on his batting to which Mumbaiker said that He is happy to be deputy and added that Kohli will always be the captain of the Test team.

“Nothing changes. Virat was and will always be the captain of the Test team, and I am his deputy. When he was absent it was my duty to lead the side and my responsibility to give my best for Team India’s success,” Ajinkya Rahane said as quoted by Sportskeeda.

“He has time and again praised my batting. Both of us played memorable knocks for our team in India and overseas conditions. It only helps that Virat comes at No.4 and myself at No.5. We have had a lot of partnerships. We have always backed each other’s games. When we are at the crease, we discuss threadbare about the opposition’s bowling. We caution each other whenever one of us plays a rash shot,” Rahane reckoned.

Rahane also praised Kohli that he is someone who backed me when I was going through rough phase with the bat and has amazing leadership ability on and off the field.

“When I was going through a bad patch, my captain boosted my morale. It’s always comforting to know that you have his backing, and you are then focused on giving your best without any worries,” India’s vice-captain concluded.