‘I took some decisions on Australia tour but someone else took the credit’ – Ajinkya Rahane
Former India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has said that someone else took the credit for the decisions he took as captain during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy last year. Rahane was appointed as captain after Virat Kohli missed the first Test due to the birth of his child. India lost the first game by eight wickets as they were all-out for 36 runs in second Test.
However, India came back and won the second game by eight wickets to level the series. In Sydney, the Ajinkya Rahane-led side played out a successful draw as they amassed 334/5 in 131 overs in the fourth innings of the game. With the series level 1-1, India went on the win the fourth and final game in Brisbane by three wickets to clinch the series.
The major highlight of the series was that the team won the series without their first-choice players. Meanwhile, the series-winning skipper has said that he doesn’t need to tell anyone what he has done. “I know what I’ve done there. I don’t need to tell anyone. That’s not my nature to go and take credit. Yes, there were some things that I took the decisions on the field or in the dressing room but someone else took the credit for it. (What was) important for me was that we won the series. That was a historical series and for me, that was really special,” Rahane said in an episode of ‘Backstage With Boria’.
The right-hander added that he doesn’t pay any heed to the people criticizing him for his poor form. “I just smile at it. People who generally know the sport will not talk like that. I don’t want to get too deep into that. Everyone knows it, you know it, what happened in Australia,” he said.