Ever since the Indian team started favouring the Decision Review System (DRS), they have had a terrible record. The Indian skipper's track record when it comes to using DRS must be second best from the last with his Bangladesh counterpart Mushfiqur Rahim taking the last position.Not only with the Decision Review System,
the Indian captain has a poor record against any 'DRS' acronym.By now, the captain should have implemented the DRS successfully, but he failed to do so for the second Test in succession. DRS is very crucial when it comes to Test matches unlike the limited-over formats and it is sad to see the Indian captain failing to use it to perfection.Oh, yeah, DRS here stands for "Drop Rohit Sharma".
Indian cricket team's rule number one: if you are picked in the squad and have Sharma as your surname, you get a place in the team irrespective of how well you play. This is a rule that gained popularity ever since India's current skipper took over the captaincy. The reason behind this is UNKNOWN, yes, seriously unknown.
You have heard the phrase "Perform or Perish". It means, if you do not perform, you will be dropped. But, with the current Indian team, it is the other way around, "Perform and Perish", thanks to rule number two.The skipper of the team is so kind that he is willing to drop the players who are performing well so that the opposition team can give the world number one Test team some competition.
He dropped Rahane for the first two Tests and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was the best batsman and bowler in the first Test, for the second match, and still has Rohit Sharma in the playing XI.So, who will be dropped for the next Test in Johannesburg? Certainly not Rohit.
Indian cricket's rule number three states that the captain should be the best player in the team. If you are better than him, you won't be picked.Ajinkya Rahane has been India's best player away from home ever since his debut, yes, he is better than the skipper in these conditions.
How can you be better than the captain if you don't get a chance to play? Remember that your captain should be the best player in the team.So, one can expect the likes of Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma to play as a batsman along with the captain when the India team tours England later this year.
Rule number four in the Indian cricket team states that if you don't respect your captain's favourite, you won't get a place in the playing XI. It is quite obvious that the Indian captain's favourite is coach Ravi Shastri, especially after seeing how adamant he was about getting the former Indian all-rounder the coach's role.
Now that there are no valid reasons to drop Rahane from the side, one can infer that the right-hander might have forgotten to salute the Indian coach in one of the team's training sessions.