Is Virat Kohli the weakest link? Before trolling Cheteshwar Pujara-Ajinkya Rahane, take a look at these figures

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New Delhi: In the second Test being played against England, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul took over the team. Both these players played a great innings, where Rohit scored 83 runs, while KL Rahul scored a century of 129 runs. Apart from this, 7 players of the team could score only 97 runs together. These include Team India’s senior players Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane.

Virat Kohli scored at least 42 runs while Pujara scored 9 but Rahane returned to the pavilion after scoring 1 run. After this, there is a lot of criticism of these players and there is talk of throwing them out of the team.

Is it right to target Rahane and Pujara?

Is it right to troll only Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane? Not only Pujara and Rahane but Virat Kohli has also been a complete flop. Not only this, from 2020 till now, Kohli’s form has been worse than these two players.

Kohli is more flop than Pujara-Rahane

If we look at the figures of these three players, then Team India’s captain Virat Kohli does not appear to be in very good form. Kohli has not scored a century for almost 1.5 years. On the other hand, if we look at Virat’s last 16 Test innings, he has scored 387 runs at a modest average of 24.18 and in the last one year he has been dismissed without opening an account 3 times.

On the other hand, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane may have flopped but their figures are better than Kohli. While on the tour of Australia where Rahane scored a century, Pujara stood for the team at the right time and did not let his wicket fall.

Cheteshwar Pujara has scored 552 runs in the last 23 innings at an average of 25.09, including 5 half-centuries. At the same time, Ajinkya Rahane has scored 541 runs in 22 innings at an average of 25.76. In which he has scored 1 half century and 1 century, which he scored against Australia in Australia.

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