Ajinkya Rahane should stay captain, tweets Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson wants Ajinkya Rahane to remain captain of the Indian cricket team, read what he wrote on Twitter.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: March 28, 2017 5:36 pm
Ajinkya Rahane, Ajinkya Rahane India, India Ajinkya Rahane, Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Johnson Australia, sports news, sports, cricket news, Cricket, Indian Express Ajinkya Rahane led India in absence of injured Virat Kohli in Dharamsala. (Source: PTI)

The India-Australia series ended with the scoreline reading 2-1 in the hosts’ favour but the off-field drama is yet to die down. Shortly after India’s win, Mitchel Johnson took to Twitter to make a bold suggestion. The former Australia seamer wrote, “”Rahane should stay captain! It was a tough series but I believe it should stay on the field with the players”.


These comments come after Australia captain Steve Smith, ahead of the start of fourth Test, opined that the team would be in “fine hands” if led by the Mumbai batsman. Australia’s leading run-getter this series further said that Rahane was “calmer, chilled out and doesn’t get too emotional”.

Meanwhile, Johnson, after Kohli’s comments about friendship with Australian players, urged that “it should stay on the field with the players.” Before the start of the series, Kohli talked about his friendship with Australian players but the Indian captain, after what all happened between and during Tests, said “it has changed for sure.”

“No, it has changed for sure. I thought that was the case but it has changed for sure. As I said in the heat of the battle, you want to be competitive but yeah I have been proven wrong.

“The thing I said before the first Test, I have certainly been proven wrong and you won’t hear me say that ever again,” Kohli said.

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  1. A
    Mar 30, 2017 at 3:27 am
    Its good to be aggressive with your approach while playing Cricket....But behaving like a spoiled brat is not appropriate for a leader...He should be a good role model for the next gen....Hope he will improve and cut down on his on-field antics !!
    1. suvam jain
      Mar 29, 2017 at 3:40 pm
      i agree with the statement made by johnson....kohli is a @standout batsman but not an appropriate leader@cant b an iconic person
      1. suvam jain
        Mar 29, 2017 at 3:38 pm
        i agree with the statement of @johnson
        1. S
          Mar 28, 2017 at 5:25 pm
          what are we doing? .. listening to the immature guys from both countries????
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            damodar kansara
            Mar 29, 2017 at 11:51 pm
            aussies are cunning fellows they always resorted to mean tactics for winning but kohli gave them proper reply by words as well as ball and bat now frustrated smith is attacking india's unity but in vain they have lost that is overall loss for them their remarks are to be just ignored
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