Virat Kohli leaving the Australian tour midway wasn't a welcome decision for the Indian fans but Ajinkya Rahane's captaincy has proved to be a blessing in disguise for the Sub-continental giants. After a demoralising defeat in Adelaide, it required a special effort to lift the team up and the captain led from the front. Rahane's 112 proved to be a match-defining knock and broke Australia's back. His field placement and bowling changes were spot on as India managed to bowl the Aussies out in both the innings despite Shami not playing and Umesh Yadav being injured in his 3rd over. Rahane has now captained in 3 Tests so far and India has won all 3 of them. Moreover, he is only the 3rd Indian skipper after MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli to win a Boxing Day Test.