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Mitchell Johnson Takes Jibe at Virat Kohli, Says Ajinkya Rahane Should Remain Captain

Rahane led India to victory in the fourth and the final Test at the HPCA stadium in Dharamsala on Tuesday, that helped the host clinch the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1.

Cricketnext Staff |March 29, 2017, 9:30 PM IST
Mitchell Johnson Takes Jibe at Virat Kohli, Says Ajinkya Rahane Should Remain Captain

New Delhi: Former Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson has taken yet another dig at Indian skipper Virat Kohli by saying that Dharamsala stand-in-skipper Ajinkya Rahane should remain the captain of the Indian cricket team.

Rahane led India to victory in the fourth and the final Test at the HPCA stadium in Dharamsala on Tuesday, that helped the host clinch the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1.

However, continuing his verbal attacks on Kohli, Johnson tweeted saying Rahane should continue to lead India after winning the final Test. Johnson's twitter post read: "Rahane should stay captain! It was a tough series but I believe it should stay on the field with the players."

Johnson's comments comes in the wake of Virat Kohli's remarks, where the Indian captain said he is no longer friends with the Australian players.

However, this is not the first time that Johnson has verbally attacked Virat Kohli during the recently-concluded India-Australia series.

Earlier, after India won the Bengaluru Test to level the series at 1-1 and the DRS controversy was at it's peak, Johnson labeled Virat Kohli to be frustrated.

"He's (Virat Kohli) obviously quite passionate, but I just think he's frustrated because he hasn't scored a run and he's letting his emotions get the better of him. You could sense the vibe change halfway through the match and it coincided with India getting ahead in the game," Johnson wrote in a blog for foxsports.com.au ahead of the third Test in Ranchi.

Later, ahead of the fourth Test in Dharamsala, Johnson took a dig at Virat Kohli's troops by calling them nervous.

The high-voltage series may have ended but it seems that there is still some bitterness left on both sides of the camp.

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