‘Ajinkya Rahane Should Stay Skipper’ Says Former Australian Seamer Mitchell Johnson

Former Australian seamer Mitchell Johnson continued to take pot shots at skipper Virat Kohli after India clinched the fourth Test series 2-1 on Tuesday. The victory helped the hosts reclaim the Border-gavaskar Trophy for the first time since 2012-13 after the riveting series came to an end in Dharamsala. The Perth Scorchers seamer, who will join the Mumbai Indians team for their ongoing preparatory camp for the upcoming season of the IPL (Indian Premier League).

Asked after the end of game if he still considered Skipper Steve Smith's men as friends, as he had said at the start of the series, the Indian captain gave a very definite answer.

"No, it has changed for sure. I thought that was the case but it has changed for sure. As I said in the heat of the battle, you want to be competitive but yeah I have been proven wrong. The thing I said before the first Test, I have certainly been proven wrong and you won't hear me say that ever again," Virat Kohli had said.

The Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper, who had to sit out of the fourth and final Test due to a shoulder strain, was a constant target for the Aussies during the series, especially after the Bengaluru Test 'brain fade' controversy.

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