Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli said on Thursday that his relationship with Ajinkya Rahane rests on mutual trust. Virat Kohli praised his deputy, Ajinkya Rahane, for playing the responsibility brilliantly in Australia. In the first Test played in Adelaide, team captain Virat Kohli went on a paternity leave after an embarrassing defeat. After that Ajinkya Rahane took over the captaincy and under his leadership Team India beat Australia 2-1 in the series. On Wednesday, Ajinkya Rahane said that my job is to take a backseat and help Virat whenever needed. Ajinkya Rahane said that whenever Virat Kohli needs my help, I will help him. A day after Rahane's statement, Kohli, talking about his relationship with him, said that not only between me and Jinks (Rahane), but the relationship of the entire team depends on trust and we all work towards the same goal. And that is to see India registering victory.
During the virtual media conference on the eve of the first Test against England, Kohli said that I would like to mention that he has done his responsibility in Australia, it was fantastic to see him win the team, which has always been our goal. Kohli believes that the out-of-the-field interaction with Rahane also helped him in the relationship inside the field. He said that me and Jinks always like to bat with each other. It is clear on the field that we respect each other. In this, the relationship outside the field is also important. We talk a lot, stay in touch with each other and this relationship rests on trust.
Kohli always takes Rahane's advice in the circumstances of the match. The captain said that he has always been a player who has the ability to advise in different circumstances of the match. We discuss on the field how the match is progressing. He said that with focus on team planning, I go to him and discuss many things, so that I can get more clarity and opinion. This is how we work together. This is the major reason for the success of Indian team in Test format.