WI vs IND: The senior batter’s average is 38.7 despite having participated in 84 Test matches, and it has been dropping over the previous three years.
Wasim Jaffer, a former Indian hitter, said that after Rohit Sharma hangs up his boots, Ajinkya Rahane may be a strong captaincy choice for the team if he can improve upon his consistency with the bat.
Despite taking part in 84 Test matches, the seasoned batter’s average is 38.7 and has been dropping recently. Speaking to the media during a Jio Cinema-hosted event on Friday, Jaffer said, “India has a good captaincy option in him when Rohit Sharma is done. Consistency has been an issue, he will have to overcome it. Everything else will come once Rahane makes runs, according to Jaffer.
Rahane led the India tour of Australia in 2020–2021, and he did an outstanding job. Rahane, the team’s shrewd and charismatic captain, guided the team to a historic series victory despite the absence of Virat Kohli after the first Test and injuries to other key players.
Rahane took the initiative to start the comeback in Melbourne by striking an immaculate century. With the bat, though, his form started to deteriorate. If his form from the Australia series following the 36 all-out, the way he led, and scoring a hundred in Melbourne were indicative of outstanding form, then… He would have been the next Test captain if his performance had continued. But he slipped and was dropped,” Jaffer said.
Rahane hit explosive runs while playing for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2023, which helped him reclaim his spot for the World Test Championship final. He played a respectable cameo in the second innings after scoring a half-century in the first. Jaffer remarked, “He rehabilitated himself in the IPL and got a shot in the WTC final.
He was also named vice-captain because the Indian selectors thought he would be a strong leader. Even though he is still young, he needs to score runs; otherwise, he would find it challenging.