All the suspense that was built up ahead of the all-important final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy over Virat Kohli’s availability, the Indian captain opted out from playing on Saturday morning. Ajinkya Rahane became India’s 33rd Test captain after injured Kohli was ruled out of the deciding Test against Australia.

Kohli suffered a shoulder injury while fielding in the Ranchi Test match and had said that he will only play he is hundred percent fit but had admitted that there is every chance of the injury being aggravated during fielding.

The Indian skipper missed a Test after playing 54 matches in the longest format at a stretch. It started with a Test match against West Indies in Mumbai back in November, 2011.

Despite not being the playing XI, it’s simply impossible to keep Kohli out of a cricket match. Within the first 30 minutes, when the umpires were looking to change the ball, out walked the captain carrying water.

Kohli’s gesture was widely appreciated, with a touch of humour, of course.

Kohli did not just stop there. When debutant Kuldeep Yadav got his first Test wicket and walked back to the boundary line, Kohli was there to have a chat with the youngster.

Once again, the gesture drew a lot of praise.

Way to go, Captain!