Captain absent as Ravi Shastri assumes Ajinkya Rahane’s position

Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri: When was the last time the commander of a cricket crew was missing from the post-coordinate public interview after a renowned win?

It would be a troublesome inquiry to reply, basically in light of the fact that it occurs so seldom. However, Ajinkya Rahane, upon the arrival of the most noteworthy victory in his brandishing profession, the day he designed the far-fetched, driving India to triumph in the second Test after the group had been left destroyed in their most noticeably terrible actually Test fiasco in the arrangement opener, didn’t address the press.

Rahane didn’t simply lead the group—an exhausted one without its most magic batsman in Virat Kohli and its two principle bowlers in Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami, a group with two debutants—he was additionally the Man of the Match, the one who top-scored in the Test with an engaging 112 that will go down as one of the extraordinary batting exhibitions in the game.

Be that as it may, we didn’t will get with him. We will not hear his musings, investigate the plans he set up to cut Australia down, hear him talk about his own innings and the difficulties he survived. We will not hear him talk about how he utilized the assets accessible to him with incredible inventiveness or how he combined Jasprit Bumrah and R Ashwin to totally dominate Steve Smith and Australia.

All things considered, we had mentor Ravi Shastri. In the event that this was football, the mentor introducing his perspective toward the finish of an important victory would pass undeniably. In football, the mentor is the essence of the group, its main tactician, the one who settles on all the choices.

The inverse is valid for cricket, where it’s the chief, standing apart there in the center, who guides the group through the game, settles on the miniature and large scale choices, and executes the plans that will prompt the result.

There must be one reason for the mentor addressing the press rather than the skipper—Rahane was unwell, incapacitated.

However, we saw no indications of that through the time he spent on the field, or when he approached the mic at the post-coordinate introduction.

Shastri has been a steady presence at question and answer sessions when India wins. He was thereafter India’s memorable arrangement win in Australia in 2018-19. He was there when India won the third Test in South Africa with Rahane in the group. India had lost the initial two with Rahane not playing. Also, he was there when India skipped back to win the ODI arrangement in South Africa. On both those events, and in numerous others, skipper Virat Kohli was with him.

The lone other time that a skipper avoided the press that I can consider is during India’s visit through Australia in 2011-12, where India lost every one of the four matches. On a visit where both Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman resigned, Dhoni didn’t go to the public interviews. He sent a debutant all things being equal—R Ashwin.