When Indian captain Virat Kohli was asked about the future of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, he could not defend them with confidence.
- Kohli’s statement about Rahane and Pujara
- Both had average form against South Africa
- Kohli bowls the ball towards the selectors
When Indian captain Virat Kohli was asked about the future of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, he could not defend them with full confidence and put the ball in the selectors’ court in this regard. put it. Pujara and Rahane failed in five out of six innings and could not contribute significantly throughout the year. He is in danger of being dropped from the team after the 1-2 loss in the series against South Africa. When asked about Pujara and Rahane in the post-match press conference, Kohli said, “I can’t talk about what is going to happen in the future, I didn’t sit here to discuss it.” Am. You should talk to the selectors on this. it is not my business. ,
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He said, “I will say again as I have said before, we will continue to support Cheteshwar and Ajinkya because the kind of players they are, they have done well for India over the years in Test cricket. He played an important innings in Johannesburg. We recognize such demonstrations as a team. “What the selectors decide, I obviously won’t sit here and comment,” Kohli said.
Rahane and Pujara’s plop show
Pujara and Rahane were flops throughout the series, due to which the Indian team had to face defeat in this series. India had won the first test but after that India had to face defeat badly in both the matches. Pujara scored only 124 runs in 6 innings in the series and dropped Pietersen’s catch on the fourth day of the last Test match when the match was at a critical juncture.
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Apart from this, Rahane has really disappointed. Rahane scored only 136 runs in 6 innings of 3 Tests. The poor form of Rahane and Pujara has brought India close to defeat. From Gautam Gambhir to Gavaskar, it has been said that now both of them do not get a place in the team. Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari/Shubman Gill are now the right options to replace both.
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