Ahead of India’s departure for the West Indies, a press conference was addressed by captain Virat Kohli where he spoke about Ajinkya Rahane and his form of cricket. Virat said that Rahane is the most sorted player in the team and will bounce back to his form again.
“Even in South Africa we played Rohit because of his batting against Sri Lanka and in the ODI format. So that was the reason why we chose him over Jinx (Ajinkya Rahane).”
“Jinx has been solid player for us through and through. That’s always been our communictaion. He is one of the most sorted guys. Really, really composed. He reads the game well also. Priceless fielder. We have all seen the impact he can create in Test cricket with is slip catching and everything.”
“I think under pressure he has performed really well. The guy averages 43 in Test cricket, it is not like he is early 30s. I don’t think we should jump the gun on someone like Jinx. He has done the job for us under pressure and it is the patch which anyone can go through. But I think, he will come around, he is that good a player.”
India will play two T20I games against West Indies on 3rd and 4th in Florida before the rest of the tour.