After India were defeated in the first Test match of the series, Ajinkya Rahane led India brilliantly in the absence of Virat Kohli, who had left India for the birth of his first child. The critics had written the visitors off with many predicting a clean sweep.
Right from the second Test, Rahane set attacking field placements and his calmness was the talking point of the series.
Many experts feel that it would have been better if Rahane was appointed India’s skipper following a series win in Australia.
Speaking on the Afternoon Sport podcast, former Australian cricketer Shane Lee stated that he would have made Rahane as the Test captain if he was the Indian selector.
“I just see a real relaxed team under Rahane,” Lee, who represented the Aussies in 45 ODIs, said.
“If I was an Indian selector – and I’m not – but if I was, I would have Rahane captain the team and let Kohli go and do all his batting. I think the team would function a lot better.”