Forward of the second Take a look at in opposition to England, India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane on Friday backed Cheteshwar Pujara‘s batting strategy and stated that the staff is proud of the way in which he performed throughout Australia tour.
Pujara, usually recognized for his resilience and defensive strategy to batting, was criticised by many former cricketers together with Ricky Ponting as a result of his gradual batting strategy in Australia. Ponting, unimpressive with Pujara not being proactive within the center, slammed the right-hander for placing stress on different batsmen together with his type of batting.
“Nobody questioned his strategy (gradual) about his batting within the staff and that is what issues. What folks speak exterior would not matter to us. We all know Pujara’s position and the way essential he’s for our staff and we’re actually proud of the way in which he performed in Australia and the way in which he’s enjoying proper now.
His position crucial for us and we again him fully on how he needs to play. He is aware of his recreation rather well. he has performed 80 odd Take a look at matches. Nobody questioned his capability or how he performed in Australia,” stated Rahane in a digital press convention.
Rahane, who led India to historic Take a look at sequence win in Australia, additionally backed spinners to do effectively after being uneventful within the first match. Since Axar Patel is now accessible for choice, the All-India Senior Choice Committee has added Shahbaz Nadeem and Rahul Chahar to the checklist of standby gamers. On the again of Joe Root‘s batting masterclass and James Anderson’s reverse swing sorcery, England defeated India by 227 runs within the first Take a look at at Chepauk to go 1-Zero up within the four-match sequence.
“Everyone seems to be within the combine, the nice factor is Axar is match to play. See all our spinners are actually good and if given an opportunity I am positive they may do rather well,” stated Rahane