“Virat will be skipper of India as long as he needs to, yet in the event that he thinks remaining down will make him a surprisingly better player, at that point that is something terrifying for world cricket,” Ponting said

Melbourne: A day after Ricky Ponting adulated India’s substitute captain Ajinkya Rahane’s captaincy abilities against Australia in the subsequent Test, the Aussie incredible on Sunday (December 27, 2020) said that Virat Kohli will be the Indian chief as long as he needs to.

“Virat will be chief of India as long as he needs to, however on the off potential for success that he thinks having down will make him a stunningly better player, at that point that is something unnerving for world cricket,” Ricky Ponting was cited as saying by cricket.com.au.

Australia’s most covered global captain added, “I’m not questioning Kohli’s captaincy aptitudes or accreditations by any means, I’m trying to say it will take something exceptional to get the pieces and Rahane’s had the option to do that up until now.”

Ponting communicated that he doesn’t think there’ll be weight from elsewhere for Kohli to do that however how about we keep a watch out.

This is to be noticed that India have won 14 of 20 finished Test arrangement, losing multiple times (all away from home) under Virat Kohli’s captaincy. The Kohli-drove group additionally impacted the world forever when they visited Australia in 2018 and won their first Test arrangement on the Aussie soil.

Ponting additionally remarked on Rahane’s innings on day 2 of the subsequent Test and stated, “He’s nearly played a (Cheteshwar) Pujara-like innings.”

Ponting added, “No rushes, he’s hit not many limits yet he’s simply ceaselessly backing his safeguard and attempting to wear the Australian bowlers out. I figure the Australians haven’t made him cover drive enough. I think they’ve been somewhat short and they’ve stopped that cover locale.”

Rahane drove from the front on day 2 and scored his twelfth worldwide century, second in Australia, as India held a 82-run lead when stumps was called because of downpour. The guests were at 277-5 after limiting the Kangaroos to 195-10 in 72.3 overs.

Ponting had before commended Rahane and stated, “His captaincy has been splendid up until now. Rahane’s field arrangements, bowling changes have all been essentially right on the money. With captaincy, making bowling changes and changing the field, you need folks to have the option to execute well.”

Ajinkya Rahane is occupying in for full-time captain Kohli who is with spouse Anushka Sharma for the introduction of their first kid.

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