Aggression gets the best out of Virat Kohli: Ajinkya Rahane

He also spoke about the sledging in the recent Test series against South Africa.

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The star India cricketer Ajinkya Rahane has backed the Indian skipper Virat Kohli who loves playing his cricket aggressively. He is currently playing the deputy to Kohli in the longest format of the game and the team recently lost the closely-fought Test series against South Africa in their own den. Surprisingly, Rahane was dropped for the first couple of matches which India lost. However, Rahane also revealed if the sledging actually during the tussle in whites in the rainbow nation.

Currently, the ugly altercation between David Warner and Quinton de Kock is making the headlines as the sledging went out of hands. The former was seen attacking the South African wicket-keeper in a leaked CCTV footage over some personal remarks made in response to his sledging on the field. Both the cricketers were fined and were also handed over the demerit points over their behaviour by the match referee Jeff Crowe but the scenes in the middle didn’t look good at all.


South Africa were quite against us

Ajinkya Rahane believed that the aggression always gets the best out of Virat Kohli and nobody would want to change him given the way he has been successful in his career so far. “Firstly I think what I feel about Virat is aggression actually gets best out of him. We don’t want to change anything about his aggression and approach while batting or while we are fielding,” he said while speaking in India Today Conclave 2018 when asked if as a vice-captain he feels that Kohli needs to tone down his aggression.

Rahane also added if there was sledging in the middle during India’s recent tour of South Africa after the ongoing Test series between Proteas and Australia is heated up. “When we were playing in South Africa, I think they were really quiet. There was no sledging going on. They came hard at us with their bowling plans but there were no words exchanged between any of us,” the vice-captain of the Test team concluded.

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