Ajinkya Rahane re-appointed Rajasthan Royals captain
Ajinkya Rahane has been re-appointed captain of Rajasthan Royals following the departure of Australian Steve Smith.
At the beginning of the season, Rahane led RR for first eight matches. However, it was not a successful venture for him as he came out winning just two matches.
He was then replaced by Smith, who led for the next five games, winning three with one game ending without a result.
“We have requested Ajinkya to take on the captaincy of the team; as a true Royal he has shown great courage and character in graciously accepting the responsibility, which accompanies this role, whilst it would have been easier for him to take a back seat and focus solely on his batting,” said Zubin Bharucha, Head of Cricket at Rajasthan Royals.
Rajasthan are curently on 11 points from 13 matches and still have a slim chance of making it to the playoffs. They will travel to Delhi for their final clash in the group stage. It will be played on May 4th at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
Smith has returned home to join the Australian team ahead of the World Cup beginning 30 May in the UK.
“A true team man and a true Royal, we are extremely fortunate to have characters like him playing this sport and even prouder he is part of the Rajasthan Royals franchise,” RR head said further.
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