A lot has been written about Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane after the latter led India to a historic series win against Australia. Former Aussie player Shane Lee, who is the brother of Brett Lee, recently compared the captaincy of Virat and Rahane.
“Look, I think for the team he is and I would have him as captain. Kohli is one of the greatest batsmen of all time. But I just feel that he is almost revered by the players within the team,” Lee said on the Indian skipper.
“They’re almost scared to put a foot out of line. He demanded absolute professionalism from the Indian team. The players had to be fit, they had to great in the field and good catching, but they almost appear a bit scared. I just see a really relaxed team under Rahane,” Lee further asserted.
Some former cricketers feel that Rahane would be a better Test skipper. Lee also has a similar opinion but he is confident that Virat would not leave his post.
“Will Kohli give up the captaincy? I doubt it. If I was an Indian selector, and I’m not, but if I was, I would have Rahane captain the team and instead let Kohli go and do all his batting. And I think the team would function a lot better. But time would tell,” Lee, who played 45 ODIs for Australia, added.