Eng vs Ind 2021 4th Test


Rathour says if Rahane has any technical issues, they shouldn’t be discussed mid-series or mid-game

Shardul Thakur has scored 117 runs in the fourth Test with his twin fifties. That is eight more than India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has aggregated across seven innings in this series so far with a solitary half-century.
Since the start of 2020, Rahane is averaging 24.76 in Tests, which is the lowest among the 34 international players with 500-plus runs. In this period, he has lodged just one century alongside two fifties in 27 innings.
Consequently, the question that, as Sunil Gavaskar claimed, was being whispered at the outset of the England tour has now grown louder: is it time for India to drop Rahane for the final Test in Manchester? While the overwhelming vote on the poll posted on ESPNcricinfo’s Live Report on day four was in favour of Rahane being dropped, Indian batting coach Vikram Rathour disagreed, saying the Indian team management had not yet “arrived to that point” where Rahane’s woeful form had become a concern.