After the victory in the Boxing-Day Test match, the atmosphere of Team India’s dressing room is quite good. The series has now become 1–1 due to the victory under Ajinkya Rahane’s captaincy. The third Test match of the series will be played in Sydney from 7 January, but the team is presently in Melbourne and celebrating the new year. Meanwhile, KL Rahul, who could not make his place in the playing XI in the second Test match, has welcomed the year 2021 in a special way, along with Rahul, fast bowlers Jaspreet Bumrah and Mayank Agarwal were also present in the celebration.
KL Rahul has shared some pictures on his Instagram on the occasion of New Year, in which he is welcoming the new year with the staff members of the team including Jaspreet Bumrah, Mayank Agarwal. Sharing this post, Rahul wrote, ‘New year, new chance, same dreams, new beginning, 2021.’ This post of Rahul is being liked by the people on social media and he is seen congratulating them on the new year. Let me tell you that in the absence of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul was made the vice-captain of the Indian team in the limited over series played against Australia.
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Virat Kohli is expected to play in KL Rahul in the second Test after going on the paternity leave, but captain Ajinkya Rahane preferred Ravindra Jadeja over Rahul. However, Rahane’s decision was proved to be correct and Jadeja played a 57-run innings as well as contributed to the team’s victory with three wickets. The bowling performance of the Indian team was quite impressive in the second Test and the pair of Jaspreet Bumrah and Ashwin broke the back of the Australian batting.