Virat Kohli is my captain, my job is to take a backseat and help him, says Ajinkya Rahane:
Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who captained the side in the last three Tests against Australia has no problems in taking the back seat as regular skipper Virat Kohli returns to lead the team in the upcoming series against England.
Kohli, who missed the last three Tests in Australia for the birth of his child, will lead India in the first Test against England that begins on February 5.
Virat Kohli will now lead India in the four-match Test series against England. Rahane on Wednesday said he will giving suggestions whenever Kohli asks for it as they are many things going around in the captain’s mind during a game.
“Virat is the captain. He left from Australia for family reasons that is why I became the captain. Originally Virat is the captain and I am the vice-captain.
So I am really happy that he is back with us. Which is really positive. As a team, we are trying to play as a unit and together as well as to our strengths.
The 32-year-old Rahane, who scored an impressive century at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
He helps India win the second and roar back in the series following the capitulation in the first Test, will have to move back to No. 5 from the No. 4 slot where he batted in place of Kohli in Australia.
Rahane said he feels good despite being pushed down to No. 5 but added that Kohli’s return is a positive sign for India.
Virat is back which is a really positive sign for India. He has been batting really well. His record has been great. Ajinkya Rahane said, “Virat Kohli is back and now take the backseat and will help him.
Rahane also revealed all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been really working hard on his game for the England series. “Hardik Pandya has been really working hard on his game, batting, and bowling.
Team India had a hit in the nets ahead of the upcoming four-match Test series against England. The Virat Kohli-led India squad had their first outdoor training session on Monday.