Without Pujara Team India did not live, yet despite the ‘Yaraane’ Virat did the same to him
A series of 5 Test matches between Team India and England has started. But Team Captain Virat Kohli and Team Management are in the midst of questions. The reason is that Cheteshwar Pujara, the strongest middle-order batsman in the team, is out. After Rahul Dravid, Cheteshwar Pujara is called the new wall of Team India. But today the place and form of this ‘wall’ is surrounded by questions. Cheteshwar Pujara has not been given a place in the first Test against England His place has been included in KL Rahul. But if you look carefully, Cheteshwar Pujara has lost his place not because of KL Rahul but his place due to Shikhar Dhawan.
In fact, KL Rahul is not a middle-order batsman. He has managed to do most openly. Although he has said that he can bat on any order. But the reality is that he is more comfortable while opening. But instead of excluding Shikhar Dhawan from the team, Captain Virat Kohli dropped Cheteshwar Pujara out. By the way, selection of KL Rahul, instead of the peak, gives more balance, rather than Pujara’s
Unless Pujara’s team survives, India still does not
How important Cheteshwar Pujara is to Team India, it estimated only after seeing their records. Unless Pujara resides in the team, Team India gets most of the win, but if the team is not in the team, Team India descends on the track. Team India played 58 Test matches with Pujara. He got victory in 33 of them. Defeat in just 12 Test matches. There are 13 Test draws in this. Meanwhile, the percentage of Team India’s victory was 56.90 per cent. On the other hand, Team India has played 23 Test matches without Pujara. Out of this, only 6 Test matches won. In 10 he got lost. 7 Test matches drawn.
Virat does not have the ability to bat but rather his choice
Even before the start of the first Test, the bad form of Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara remained a matter of concern. If Pujara could not make much runs in the practice match before Matte, then Shikhar Dhawan was out on zero in both innings. In such a case, one of the two had to be out. But if cricket experts believed that excluding Cheteshwar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara was not the right decision. But it known to everyone that Shikhar Dhawan comes in the team, who enjoy the special grace of Virat Kohli. Both of them seen together mostly in foreign tours.
Shikhar Dhawan is not successful overseas
Even if we look at his and Shikhar Dhawan’s figures, it also proved that Shikhar Dhawan has done amazing things on India and Asian pitches, but as soon as he exits from Asia, the edge of his bat becomes dull is. Whether it’s from the Australian continent or the African continent or the land of England. In all these places, the pace of running runs is slow on their bats. Shikhar Dhawan scored 2153 runs in 30 matches. He has scored 7 hundreds with an average of 43.93. Out of the country, he scored 1443 runs in 19 matches. His run here is 43.72. In foreign countries, he scored 5 centuries. But the point of note is that they have built this century on the ground of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, not in England, Australia or the West Indies.
Shikhar Dhawan has scored 122 runs at an average of 20 in 3 Test matches against England on his own.
He is worse in Africa and here he has scored 108 runs from 18 out of 3 Test matches.
In Australia, he scored 167 runs in 3 matches at an average of 27. In all these places he has not scored a century or fifty.
Cheteshwar Pujara in England since the IPL
The decision to exclude Cheteshwar Pujara from the team also does not get bogged down because he playing cricket in England for a long time. When the rest of Team India were playing in the IPL, Cheteshwar Pujara was playing county cricket in England at the time. In this way, he has become better acquainted with the pitch and the weather here. In such a case, he can return anytime even if the practice does not go in the match.