Ajinkya Rahane (Above) led India at Dharamsala in the absence of Virat Kohli    IANS
Ajinkya Rahane (Above) led India at Dharamsala in the absence of Virat Kohli IANS

New Delhi: Ian Chappell says India are lucky to have a stand-in captain like Ajinkya Rahane, who led the side with his own aggressive way which was quite different from the leadership style of Virat Kohli. Rahane led the hosts to a series win in Dharamsala in the absence of injured Kohli. “India are very very lucky to have a stand in captain like Rahane. I thought he did a fantastic job,” the former Australian captain told ESPNcricinfo. “It is not easy to do the job of a fill in because you know the actual captain has a got a certain style. So [in that situation], you think ‘what do I do? Do I try to copy that style or do I just be myself’, and Rahane did the right thing. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 4th Test at Dharamsala

He captained in his own way,” said Chappell. Rahane performed the duties in his own quiet way, a contrast to the usually animated Kohli on the field. “I would say Rahane is aggressive in his own quiet way. You know you don’t have to be a gung ho captain to have the whole team behind you. You just need to do a good job and have the guys have faith in what you are doing.” READ: India trounce Australia by 8 wickets in Dharamsala Test to reclaim Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2016-17

“And if you are making the right moves, the aggressive field placing moves that Rahane was making, that sort of ting brings the right behind the captain. They [Kohli and Rahane] do it totally different. But I thought Rahane did a good job and had the team right behind him because of the way he captained,” added Chappell.