IPL 2019: Ajinkya Rahane once again became the captain of the Royals after Steve Smith had to leave the team in order to join the Australian squad. Since then, the Royals have lost both their matches and have been knocked out of the IPL. It has not been a season for Ajinkya Rahane to remember as a captain. After a recent loss to Delhi, Rahane faced the ire on social media for his captaincy where fans felt he was not up to the mark and that is what led to the downfall of the team. Rahane has led the team on nine occasions and managed to win merely two. Also Read - Cricket: Rajasthan Royals' All-Rounder Ben Stokes Rules Out Playing In Rescheduled IPL 2021, Provides Injury Update
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RR in IPL 2019
Under Rahane: P 9; W 2; L 7 (Win% 22.22)
Under Smith: P 5; W 3; L 1; NR 1 (Win% 60.00)
” We had a tough season this year. We didn’t capitalise on the tough moments, we can’t place the blame on the boys for today, many of them are playing their 3rd or 4th game. We need to learn from this and come back well next season,” said Rahane at the post-match presentation.