Ajinkya Rahane recalls conversation with Virat Kohli after running him out in Adelaide

The run-out was the turning point for the Indian team

Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane
Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane (Image Credit : Twitter)

The Border Gavaskar series 2020-21 was a memorable series for all the Indian cricket fans. After all, the Indian team won the series despite all the odds being stacked against them. Meanwhile, the winning skipper of the series, Ajinkya Rahane, reminisced about the run-out involving Virat Kohli. For the unversed, India were going well with 188/3 in the first innings. At this stage, Kohli got run-out due to a miscommunication with Rahane.

Speaking on the same, the former vice-captain said that he didn’t well realize that he had timed the ball so well that he could not take a quick single in the inner circle. The right-hander said that it was an instinctive call but realized that the ball was under Josh Hazlewood’s hand.

“I don’t think I can ever forget that moment, or anyone can. When the ball hit my bat, I didn’t realise how well I had timed the ball. And I thought it was an easy single, it was an instinctive call, but when I took a couple of steps, then I realised the ball was next to Josh Hazlewood who was a mid-on. It was right under his hand,” Rahane said in the first episode of Voot Select’s series, Bandon mein tha dum.

The Mumbai-player revealed he was thinking about the run-out for the next few overs. He has gotten out after four overs. Meanwhile, he also revealed that the apologized to Kohli but the latter said that things like these happens.

“My mind was continuously thinking of that run-out.

“Generally, I play that ball to mid-on but because of what happened 2-3 overs, my mind was completely blank.

“When I went inside the dressing room, I went to him and ‘said sorry’. He said ‘it’s fine, these things happen, don’t worry. We have the second innings, we will stitch another partnership and take the team forward’.

“But somehow, I felt from the inside that it was the moment that could change the game. Had that run-out not happened, the game could have gone in a different direction,” he added.

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