Sunil Gavaskar all regard for Ajinkya Rahane, feels contemptible for Virat Kohli

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Former captain Sunil Gavaskar described Ajinkya Rahane, who scored a century in each innings of a fourth Test opposite South Africa here, as the most finish Indian batsman in a stream group as he has “done good in all conditions”.

“Rahane is now a many finish Test batsman in the country. He is shining both in aggressive and defending. He has finished good everywhere, in all a conditions whereas Virat Kohli struggled in England,” Gavaskar told NDTV.

Rahane achieved a singular eminence of scoring a century in any Test innings on a fourth day of a final Test. He scored a 127 in India’s initial innings before hitting 100 in a second innings on Sunday.

He has scored a century any in Australia, New Zealand, England and Sri Lanka before attack dual tons opposite South Africa here.

Gavaskar felt contemptible for captain Kohli for blank out on a hundred as he was out for 88, adding only 5 runs to his overnight 83.

“I feel contemptible for Virat that he could not measure a century at his home belligerent that would have been memorable. He should have got a hundred on Saturday. It is not easy for anybody to start again after a mangle and in his box it was an overnight break,” pronounced a former India captain.

South Africa crawled to 72 runs for dual from 72 overs they faced in their second innings though Gavaskar pronounced he was not astounded with a ultra-defensive proceed of the Proteas.

“They (South Africans) were doing what their group needed. It competence not be appealing for a spectators who would wish a lot of fours and sixes though this (slow batting) is what the South African group needed.

“It’s all a some-more excellent for A B de Villiers who is such an bomb batsman to quell his aggression. But he was doing what his group needed,” Gavaskar said.

With India doubtful to remove a final Test from the strong position they are now in, Gavaskar pronounced beating South Africa in a array with a 2-0 or 3-0 domain was a terrific feat for a team.

“It will be a outrageous feat whatever a margin, whether 2-0 or 3-0. South Africa are a array one Test team and they have not mislaid an abroad array for 9 years. It is a superb feat for India,” Gavaskar said, adding that it will not be formidable for India to hang adult a Kotla Test on Monday.