Just ended is the third test between India and England. The visiting team suffered a humiliating loss after 3 years. India’s batting collapse sealed the match in either inning.
However, England’s confidence would be sky-high. The ball, the track, and the home conditions were ideal for them. English pacers all contributed to breaking India’s solid batting lineup.
Fans and analysts alike have questions about the Indian batsmen. Some players failed to come back in these tests after terrible batting.
Ajinkya Rahane, the vice-captain of the Indian team, is one of these players. Rahane has not been playing well lately. He has played an important role in India’s victories in the past. We are seeing a complete contrast in England. Michael Vaughan has the perfect topic for his sermon.
Michael Vaughan blasts Ajinkya Rahane’s performance
Michael Vaughan is now well known as a spokesperson for cricket. Quite often, he sends controversial tweets and clashes with his Indian counterparts as a result.
In one of the videos, Michael Vaughan was seen talking to Harsha Bhogle. Rahane’s retention in the team clearly shocked Vaughan. After a series of bad hits, a player is generally asked to warm the bench. Rahane, on the other hand, remains on the sidelines and has poor form.
Michael Vaughan also provided examples from the England camp. He said Dominic Sibley and Zak Crawley were expelled for their uninspiring performances. The BCCI should do the same for Ajinkya Rahane.
According to him, he shouldn’t be kept on the team based on his position or past performance. A player must apply the same rules to all players in order to earn a place in the tournament.
Here’s what Vaughan said
“Rahane is an issue. And I think when you see these things happening, you have to make changes. England made changes. They got rid of (Zak) Crawley, they got rid of (Dominic) Sibley. I think India needs to make changes. England needs to see a different face or two at the (Kennington) Oval,” Vaughan said.
“I mean Rahane, is he being backed because of his vice-captaincy? Is he being backed because he played some outstanding innings in the last few years? but consistency-wise, he just doesn’t seem to find it,” Vaughan added.
Ajinkya Rahane is participating in the ongoing tests against England
Ajinkya Rahane clearly isn’t having fun with The Willow. His recent figures indicate this is the case. Rahane scored 5, didn’t bat, 1, 61, 18, and 10 points in this series. Except for the 61 runs in the second test, where India won the match, the performances speak for themselves.
Vice-captains have greater responsibilities. Rahane has overcome similar lows in the past. The fourth test begins on 2nd September, so it will be interesting to see if the management continues to trust him or drops him.