Former Indian cricketer upset on Rahane, said- I will not give him a single chance, he needs to play first class cricket

Former Indian cricketer upset on Rahane, said- I will not give him a single chance, he needs to play first class cricket

 Indian Test team's middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane disappointed every time, barring a couple of times, in the three-match Test series against South Africa. In the second innings of the Cape Town Test match, when the team needed a run, he was dismissed after scoring a run. Rahane is being criticized a lot for his poor batting. Now former Indian batsman Sanjay Manjrekar also expressed his reaction regarding him. He clearly said that he would not like to give a chance to Ajinkya Rahane in a single innings now as he is failing to score runs continuously.

Talking about Ajinkya Rahane, Sanjay Manjrekar said on ESPN Cricinfo that Ajinkya Rahane's form is very bad and bowlers are also bowling him good deliveries. Obviously when he is in poor form, the bowlers are not having to work very hard to get him out. The truth is that he needs to go and play first class cricket now. Looking at the way he has been performing for the last 3-4 years, it doesn't look like he is making a comeback in the form. He scored a century in the Melbourne Test match on the Australia tour and there was hope that he would do well in the future, but it did not happen. His poor performance continued in South Africa as well. 

Let us tell you that on the South Africa tour, Rahane has scored 136 runs in six innings of the three-match Test series at an average of 22.67. This is the fifth time since the year 2020 that his average has been below 25 during a Test series. He is not able to score runs even after being given continuous opportunities. 

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'Virat Kohli could have captained Test cricket for so many years now, there was no pressure from BCCI'

'Virat Kohli could have captained Test cricket for so many years now, there was no pressure from BCCI'

 There is no doubt that if Virat Kohli wanted, he could have captained the Indian Test team for some time, but perhaps worried about his batting, Kohli decided to leave the captaincy. Now Virat Kohli will be able to perform better for the Indian team as a batsman without any pressure. Remind you that former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar also left the captaincy of the Indian team in the year 2000 because it affected his batting and then he continued to play for India for 13 years. 

After Virat Kohli stepped down as Test captain, BCCI and its officials wished him all the best for his future ahead and appreciated what he has done for the country as a captain. At the same time, BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal said that there was no pressure on Virat Kohli to leave the captaincy of the Test team. He said that he could have captained the Indian Test team for two-three years now. Dhumal was quoted by News18 as saying that there was no pressure on Virat Kohli to step down from the captaincy either from the BCCI side or the selectors. It is completely his decision which we respect, but if he wanted, he could have taken the team further as Test captain for two-three years. 

Let us tell you that after the defeat in the Test series against South Africa, Virat Kohli had announced to step down as the captain of the Test team through social media on Saturday. In his post, he thanked the BCCI and said that he would be grateful for the opportunity he got to lead the country. At the same time, he also thanked former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri and in the last expressed his gratitude to MS Dhoni, saying that Mahi had reposed faith in his captaincy. 

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