Sunil Gavaskar on Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara | Sunil Gavaskar Comes Out in Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara Says They are not going to rip their shirt off| IND vs ENG 2nd test| India tour of England 2021|
Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara  |  Photo Credits: AP, File Image
- Rahane-Pujara’s bat has been silent for some time now
- Both did not score half-centuries for several months.
- Gavaskar gave his opinion on Rahane-Pujara
The bats of the Indian Test team batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have been silent for many years. Both last scored a half-century in February 2021 and have averaged 20 in Tests this year. Due to poor performance, two players are constantly facing severe criticism. At the same time, questions are also being raised about the continuation of Rahane and Pujar in the playing XI. Both are currently on a tour of England, where only disappointing batting has been seen so far. Rahane scored 5 runs in the first Test against England and 1 in the first innings of the Lord’s Test. At the same time, Pujara scored 4 and 12* in the Nottingham Test while scoring 9 runs in the first innings of the second Test.
Sunil Gavaskar comes out in support of Rahane-Pujara
While Rahane and Pujara are being targeted on one hand, on the other hand Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has come forward in support of both the batsmen. He has given a scathing reply to the critics of both the cricketers. Gavaskar says not many Indian batsmen have played big innings in the recent past, but why only Rahane and Pujara are being criticized. He said that even if both are dropped from the team, they will not tear the shirt.
‘Saavs are being asked about Rahane and Pujar’
Speaking on Sony Sports Network, Gavaskar said, ‘Rahane scored 49 runs in the World Test Championship (WTC) final. He was the highest run scorer for India in the final. To be honest, no one else has scored in this period. But questions are being asked only about two cricketers. Rahane and Pujara are low-profile cricketers. If both are dropped from the team, they will not tear their shirts or create any spectacle.
‘Getting out in the same way over and over again is a mess’
Gavaskar said let Rahane play. If he doesn’t score runs here, there is cause for concern. But the concern should be about their technical capabilities. A similar approach should be taken with regard to Pujara. He was dismissed after playing a wrong shot in Australia. He was beaten on the outswinger. Nothing has changed in this regard. Who will pay attention to this thing? There is also staff there to help. If you keep getting out the same way over and over again, there is something wrong not only with your technique but also with the people who are there to help.
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