Australia vs India: Ajinkya Rahane "The Glue That Held India Together" Last Time, Says Tim Paine
Ahead of the four-match Test series against India, Australia skipper Tim Paine on Wednesday said that Ajinkya Rahane was the glue that held the Virat Kohli-led side together when they managed to emerge triumphant in a Test series for the first time Down Under. The first Test of the four-match series between Australia and India, beginning on December 17, will be played at the Adelaide Oval and it will be a day-night contest.
"When Kohli leaves, we know the talent they have in their side. Pujara obviously troubled us a lot last time around so he is a big key for us, but we know the talent they have. We saw Rishabh Pant hitting a very quick hundred in the second practice game so they have got guys who can take away the Test match pretty quickly," Pane said during a pre-match press conference on Wednesday.
"Clearly, Rahane held the team together last time, he was the glue last time around so he is a huge focus for us," said Paine.