New Delhi: Cheteshwar Pujara’s place in the playing XI of the Indian Test team is in danger. Let us tell you that in the first match of the five-match Test series against England, Pujara was dismissed after scoring just 4 runs. Pujara has been battling poor form for a long time. In such a situation, Cheteshwar Pujara does not fit in the playing XI of Team India. Let’s take a look at who is the player who can replace Cheteshwar Pujara in the second Test against England at Lord’s.
If we look at the records of Hanuma Vihari, he is considered a strong contender in place of Cheteshwar Pujara at number three. Team India’s reliable batsman Hanuma Vihari is often in and out of the team’s playing XI. Team India can give Hanuma Vihari a chance at number 3 in place of Cheteshwar Pujara. 27-year-old Hanuma Vihari has scored 624 runs in 12 Test matches at an average of 32.84. Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara’s run is not taking the name of the end of the drought. Talking about August 2019, Pujara has played 18 Test matches, in which he has scored just 504 runs at a modest average of 29. Looking at Cheteshwar Pujara’s poor form, it seems that his Test career is now on the verge of ending.
Was sacrificed for the team by taking injection
Hanuma Vihari lashed out at the Australian bowlers even after he was injured in the Sydney Test against Australia earlier this year. In the Sydney Test, the Kangaroo team was on the verge of winning the match, but Hanuma Vihari stood like a wall and drew the match.
Hanuma Vihari has told in an interview given on a website that he played after taking the injection. He said, ‘I had taken pain killer injections and my leg was also tied with tape. The only thing going through my mind was that I have to stand up for my team. I had thought that I have to bat for about three hours in any case.
Felt like it didn’t have one leg
Vihari said, ‘I took the injection during the tea break. After this I was not feeling any pain, but I was definitely feeling weakness in my right leg. I could not feel my right leg at all. After taking so many pain killers, I was not in pain, but I felt like I did not have a leg.
“I knew my series was over there. I knew it wasn’t a cramp or a minor injury. I knew I tore my hamstring. Because I’ve done it before,” he said. I could not walk or run’. Let us tell you that Hanuma Vihari scored an unbeaten 23 runs in 161 balls in the Sydney Test.