India’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane attended the virtual press conference on the eve of the second test against England in Chennai where several questions were asked, including his thoughts on Captain Virat Kohli’s comments regarding body language of the player on the field during their 227 run. mutilation by Joe Root’s men.
India were largely beaten in the opening test of the four-game series in Chennai by the visiting England team. It was India’s second home loss in the past eight years and their first since losing to Australia by 333 runs in Pune in the 2017 Rubber Race.
After the morale-draining loss, skipper Virat Kohli expressed his displeasure with the body language of his players during the first two days when the English batsmen piled on what was a fairly docile surface at Chepauk.
“Our body language and intensity weren’t up to par, we were much better in the second run. We were better in the second half of the first innings with the bat, not the first four hitters. We have to understand what we did decently in this game and the things we don’t have and as a team we are always looking to improve, ”Virat Kohli said in the post-match presentation.
Ajinkya Rahane was asked about his views on the same subject in the virtual presser on Friday. And, the vice-captain replied that the lack of energy on the pitch was not due to Virat’s return as skipper. He claimed that Virat Kohli would continue to be his captain and that the journalist who asked the question would not get any controversy from him.
“It is not always possible to have the same type of energy on the ground. The lack of energy at times on the ground during the first Test was not due to Virat Kohli’s return as skipper. Virat Kohli is and will remain my captain. Kuch masala nahi milega yahan (You won’t get any controversy here), ”Rahane said at a virtual press conference.
Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane will look to ignore the disappointment of the first game where he only managed one end in two sets when he takes guard in the second test.
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