Ajinkya Rahane has finally spoken about the unlucky run out of Virat Kohli in the pink ball Test at Adelaide. The Indian captain was batting beautifully on 74 when against the run of play he was run out. Rahane was blamed for that mistake as he didn’t run after initially calling Kohli for a quick single. It ended up being a bad call by Rahane which completely changed the Test match.
Kohli was extremely disappointed after getting run out and Rahane too was seen putting his hand up as he accepted his blunder. Now, Rahane who will captain team India in the second Test has opened up about that bizarre run out of Kohli. Rahane admitted that post the run out of Kohli the momentum completely shifted in Australia’s favour.
Ajinkya Rahane Talks About The Run Out Of Virat Kohli
Kohli and Rahane were dismissed in quick succession as team India failed to post a mammoth total in the first innings. Now, Rahane has revealed that he said ‘sorry’ to Kohli after the end of day’s play. The Indian captain understood that these things happen on the field and decided to forget his dismissal. Rahane asserted these certain things can happen but it is important to respect and move forward.
“Yeah it was, it was a really tough one. Obviously, we were going really well at the moment. The partnership was really good. I could actually see the momentum going towards Australia after the run-out,” Ajinkya Rahane said in the virtual press-conference.
“After the end of day’s play, I went and I said sorry to him (Virat Kohli). But he was all okay about it. We both understood that the situation we were in then, we were going really well. But such things happen in cricket. You got to respect that and move forward.” he added.
Meanwhile, Rahane is now focusing on the boxing day Test at MCG where he will be leading the Indian side. The 32-year-old has not been at his best with the bat in recent times but will be hoping that the captaincy burden allows him to play at his best. Team India has already announced their squad for the second Test against Australia that begins from tomorrow.