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Aus vs. Ind: Nathan Singh explains why Ajinkya Rahane is different from the rest

Australian cricket star spinner Nathan Lyon has revealed what sets India apart from acting captain Ajinkya Rahane. In the absence of Virat Kohli, Rahane is leading the Test team and under his captaincy Team India won the Melbourne Test by 7 wickets. Lion said Rahane is a world-class batsman and he never engages in sledging or conversation on the field.

Team India has left for Sydney with five players including Rohit

In the Melbourne Test, Rahane scored 112 runs and scored an unbeaten 227 runs. Adelaide Test team India lost by eight wickets. Team India was able to score only 3 runs in the second innings in Adelaide, which was also the lowest score in the history of Test cricket. Apart from this, captain Virat also returned to the country on paternity leave after the Adelaide Test. Under such circumstances, no one expected that Team India would make such a great comeback under Rahani’s captaincy. Two Tests away from his 100th Test, Lion said the strong point of Indian captain Ajinkya Rahani was that he did not take part in talks or discussions with opposition bowlers on the field. He said, ‘He (Rahane) is definitely a world-class batsman, so it helps in everything. He showed patience at the crease and never gave up. Lion said, ‘He is not involved in any slander or conversation on the field. He is a very calm and relaxed batsman. He is now the captain of the Indian team and hopefully in the Sydney Test we will come out on the field with the right strategy for him.

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‘Ashwin is a world-class bowler’

Singh said he would come up with a different strategy for Rahane, who was playing a match-winning 112-run innings in the Melbourne Test. He said, ‘Rahane handled my balls well in Melbourne so I know I have to come up with different strategies for me and some other players with him. I’m ready for it. Singh also praised Indian offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin. He said, ‘Ashwin is bowling very well. He is a world class spinner and I have always said that. We bowl in a straight line for our batsmen, for which they did not strategize. Hopefully in Sydney they will be able to come out with good tactics and face Ashwin.


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