India’s premier batsman Ajinkya Rahane has backed the Indian captain Virat Kohli who loves to wear heart on his sleeves on the field. He is currently playing the deputy to Kohli in the Test cricket and the team recently lost the closely-fought Test series against South Africa in their own den.
Surprisingly, Rahane was dropped for the first couple of Tests which India lost. However, Rahane also revealed the sledging actually during the matches in whites in the rainbow nation.
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Currently, the ugly altercation between David Warner and Quinton de Kock is making the headlines as the sledging went out of hands. The former was seen attacking the South African wicket-keeper in a leaked CCTV footage over some personal remarks made in response to his sledging on the field. Both the players were fined and were also handed over the demerit points over their behavior by the match referee Jeff Crowe but the scenes in the middle didn’t look good at all.
Ajinkya Rahane believed that the aggression always gets the best out of Kohli and nobody would want to change him given the way he has been successful in his career so far. While speaking in India Today Conclave 2018, Jinx said, “Firstly I think what I feel about Virat is aggression actually gets best out of him. We don’t want to change anything about his aggression and approach while batting or while we are fielding.” He also feels that Kohli needs to tone down his aggression.
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Rahane also added if there was sledging in the middle during India’s recent tour of South Africa after the ongoing Test series between Proteas and Australia is heated up.
India’s deputy skipper in Test concluded by saying that when they played against the Proteas in Test series, there was no cheating involved. He said, “When we were playing in South Africa, I think they were really quiet. There was no sledging going on. They came hard at us with their bowling plans but there were no words exchanged between any of us.”