David Warner speaks about Ajinkya Rahane as Indian captain in Virat Kohli’s absence

A few weeks back, news broke out that Indian captain Virat Kohli would be taking a paternal leave and flying to India after the 1st Test match in Adelaide on December 17 for the birth of his child. The 32 year old will still be available for the T20 and ODI series as captain.

Ajinkya Rahane was named as vice captain in the Test squad and will eventually be taking over from Kohli as captain for the remaining 3 Test matches.


Fans have wondered how Rahane’s approach will be as a captain in comparison to the aggressive approach Virat Kohli opts and the way he leads the team. Australian batsman David Warner has had his say on the temporary change of captain.

The 34 year old said “He’s calm and very measured in his approach. He’s got a very good cricket brain, it’s like chalk and cheese with them two (Kohli and Rahane) and as a player to try and engage him on the field, as we’re talking about engaging, and getting into that contest as players, it’s obviously lots to think about how to do that especially with Ajinkya as captain,”

“The great thing from India’s perspective is that you’ve got three if not four very good players who could captain the team at any time. With him, he’ll bring a calm and measured approach with his nature,” added Warner.

Warner is included in all 3 (T20, ODI & Test) squads.