Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has stated that the Take a look at specialist batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has bought good persistence and talent to defend and he pinpointed two issues which might be plaguing him.
Cheteshwar Pujara has appeared fully off form within the three innings he has batted within the South Africa tour. Within the first recreation at SuperSport Park, Centurion the place India received in a dominating method, Pujara scored 0 &16 runs. Pujara’s poor kind continued on the Wanderers, Johannesburg and he scored solely 3 runs within the first innings.
Speaking to Star Sports activities, Chopra stated that an “uncanny sample” has developed in Pujara’s dismissals and his intent to attain runs may be very poor. He stated:
“Pujara has bought loads of persistence and talent to defend as properly. However two issues are plaguing him. First is his intent to attain runs. He isn’t even hitting the half volley with full may and we will see an uncanny sample in his dismissals.”
Additional Bounce, Low Arms, Lunging Ahead… That’s A Recipe For Catastrophe – Aakash Chopra
The cricketer-turned-commentator additional added that Pujara lunges ahead with low fingers which is “a recipe for catastrophe”. He elaborated:
“He had nicked Ngidi’s supply within the first innings of the Centurion Take a look at. If we take a look at his fingers and the peak of the supply, why is he even making an attempt to play off the entrance foot as an alternative of utilizing the depth of the crease? In case you are at all times lunging ahead with low fingers, bowlers are going to get pleasure from bowling in opposition to you on South African pitches. Additional bounce, low fingers, lunging ahead… that’s a recipe for catastrophe.”
Cheteshwar Pujara’s place within the Indian workforce has as soon as once more come beneath scrutiny because the likes of Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari are ready to get a everlasting place within the taking part in XI.