Nottingham: Cheteshwar Pujara is facing criticism for his poor performance in Test cricket. There is a demand to drop Cheteshwar Pujara from the Test team. Pujara could not score a single century for two years and during this time scored runs at an average of less than 30.
Will Pujara continue to get a chance after his poor performance?
Pujara has scored 6267 runs in 86 matches, but he has often been accused of taking an excessively defensive approach, adding pressure to the players batting with him. Kohli believes that the responsibility of improving the game rests with the player himself and Cheteshwar Pujara’s critics should be left to assess it for himself.
Cheteshwar Pujara’s poor performance is getting heavy
When asked about Pujara, Kohli defended, saying, “It has been talked about for some time now and I honestly feel that a player with such talent and experience should be the only one to find fault with the game.” should be abandoned.’
Kohli made a big statement about Pujara
Captain Kohli said that at this level players know their responsibilities and unnecessary criticism does not bother them, at least not Pujara. He said, ‘Similarly with me or any other player in this team, we are very aware of the things that we need to do for the team. I can say from outside that criticism is unnecessary, but I know the fact that Pujara doesn’t care and such criticism is as relevant as you want it to be. Kohli did not reveal the final 11 players for the first Test, nor whether Lokesh Rahul will get a place in the team as an opener or Hanuma Vihari will play. However, he definitely said that Shardul Thakur has the potential to become an all-rounder in all formats.