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It wasn’t Rahul who should have led India against South Africa in the second Test; Wasim Jaffer with an open mind

Injured Virat Kohli was replaced by older opener KL Rahul, who led India in the second Test against South Africa. But in the absence of Kohli, Rahul, who was leading the team, could not help India win. India, convinced of a 113 race win in the first test, lost the second test by 7 wickets and lost the series lead. Also read: The team management’s decision to replace Rahul with Kohli in the second test came as a shock to many former players. In the absence of Kohli and Rohit Sharma, the majority thought he would be another senior player on the team, but that didn’t happen. Rahane, who previously led Team India to test success in Australia, also shared on social media that he should lead the team at the Johannesburg test. Speaking to Inside Sport yesterday, the former India opener said he was surprised by the team management’s decision

to replace Rahul with Rahul in the second Test. He didn’t hesitate to say frankly that making Rahul captain wasn’t the right decision. “The team management surprises me. Do you have to give KL Rahul the test captain when someone like Ajinkya Rahane, who has never failed a test as a captain and won the test series in Australia, is available?” “I have no objection to Rahul. He’s young and led the Punjab Kings. People think he’s the future captain. But I think Rahane should have led the team in Kohli’s absence.” said Waseem Jaffer. Also read: Virat Kohli’s absence was a big problem for India in the second test, Jaffer said, adding that India missed Captain Kohli. “India has definitely missed captain Virat Kohli because it brings a lot of aggression to the field. It is very important to have such a player on the field,” said Wasim Jaffer.

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