New Delhi: A five-match Test series is to be played between India and England from August 4. Before the Test series, India’s batsman KL Rahul is running in excellent form. KL Rahul has scored a century in a bang in the practice match before the Test series against England. KL Rahul scored 101 runs in 150 balls with the help of 11 fours and a six.
Crisis on this batsman’s career due to Rahul’s century
There is a crisis in Cheteshwar Pujara’s career after KL Rahul’s finest century. Questions are being raised on the defensive batting of Cheteshwar Pujara. For the last one year, Cheteshwar Pujara has been batting excessively defensively, which is hurting Team India. Cheteshwar Pujara could only score 8 runs in the first innings against New Zealand in the World Test Championship Final (WTC Final 2021).
Countdown to the career of this batsman of Team India
Cheteshwar Pujara opened his account on the 36th ball in the final of the World Test Championship. After this performance of Pujara, the countdown to his career has started. To dominate the opposing team, instead of being defensive, one needs to score runs, but Pujara’s batsman did not see any strength. The top order has been India’s strength, which is continuously flopping in Test matches.
KL Rahul better option than Pujara
Now questions are also being raised about Pujara’s place at number three. Cheteshwar Pujara last scored a century two years ago in the last tour of Australia in 2018. Pujara then played an innings of 193 runs in Sydney itself. He has not scored a single century since this innings, which is a matter of concern for Team India. KL Rahul can be a better option in place of Pujara at number three.
England tour last chance
Cheteshwar Pujara has scored 18 centuries and 29 half-centuries in his Test career so far. Pujara has scored 6,252 runs in 86 Test matches at an average of 46.31, in which his best score is 206 runs. Pujara has scored 3 double centuries in Test career. Pujara has scored just 818 runs in 17 Test matches at an average of 29.21 since August 2019. Pujara scored 73, 15, 21, 7, 0 and 17 runs in 6 innings of the last four matches. In such a situation, the tour of England is the last chance for Pujara.