Rahane becomes India’s Test captain instead of Virat, more than 70% votes in The Indian Paper poll

Highlights:

  • India won 2 Test matches in Australia under Ajinkya Rahane captaincy, also captured the series
  • Virat Kohli returned home after playing the first Test match of the series, India lost on the third day in that test
  • The Indian Paper.com asked questions about captaincy of test team in poll, Rahane got close to three fourths of votes
  • Now the Test series will be between India and England, Virat Kohli will again lead the Indian team

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The Indian team performed amazingly, beating Australia 2–1 in the Test series played under the same host. At the Gabba Stadium in Brisbane, the Indian team defeated Australia by 3 wickets in the fourth Test match on Tuesday. With this victory, Team India won the 4-match Test series 2–1 and regained the Border-Gavaskar trophy.

After playing the first Test match of the series, Virat Kohli returned home on Paternity Leave. Then in the remaining 3 matches, Team India was led by Ajinkya Rahane. The special thing is that under Rahane’s captaincy, India did not lose a single Test match in the series. In a match that Australia won, Team India was led by Virat Kohli.

After the series win, The Indian Paper.com asked a question to its readers whether Ajinkya Rahane should be handed over the captaincy of the Test team. Rahane has received more than 70 percent of the votes in the The Indian Paper poll results.

Poll result

The question asked in the poll was whether Ajinkya Rahane should be handed over the command of India’s Test team. So far, Ajinkya Rahane has got about 71 percent votes.


In the poll that was asked on Twitter too, Virat remained far behind. At the same time, Rahane received more than 76 percent of the vote. The calm and restrained manner in which Rahane led his team to Australia is also being praised.

Twitter poll result

Poll results on Twitter

Not only this, some people on social media also talked about handing over the captaincy of the Test team to Rahane. Legendary cricketer Michael Vaughan also supported Rahane as captain.

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After defeating Australia, India will now face England. The 4-Test series between the two countries will begin on 5 February. Then the team will be seen once again headed by Virat Kohli. After the Test series, there will be a five-match T20 series from March 12, followed by a 3-match ODI series from March 23.

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Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane (file)

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