The 2nd Test match involving England and India is already currently ongoing, and many cricketing professionals and commentators have been commenting on Ajinkya Rahane as well as Cheteshwar Pujara’s contributions. Lets have a look at Who Will Replace Rahane As India’s Test Vice-Captain. Here is Aakash Chopra About Rahane And Pujara
Former Indian cricketer and now broadcaster Aakash Chopra is the most recent addition to the list. He stated that both players seem insecure, which is a major source of concern for the team.
Aakash Chopra About Rahane And Pujara
“India’s No.3 and No.5 problem is still there but it is getting hidden slightly because the others are doing well. But the fact is that Pujara is looking uncertain, a little shaky, and the same can be said about Ajinkya Rahane,” Chopra said in an Interaction.
The first Test was interrupted by rain, and the match ended in a tie. The Indian squad, on the other hand, got off to a strong start in the 2nd Test match, with Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul establishing a solid foundation for the team.
I used to call one of the dependable and the other consistent: Chopra
However, there are certain concerns in the batting order about which analysts and cricket fans are disputing. But Rahane and Pujara have not seen a particularly good time in the middle for a long time. Chopra has so shared his thoughts on the Indian team’s middle order.
Pujara has been a valuable addition to the team, but his recent performances with the bat have been lacking. Considering his last 10-Test innings, he has only managed to score a total of 21 runs. In his last 15 Test innings, Rahane, on the other side, only has one fifty-plus mark. With players like Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hanuma Vihari India now have powerful reserves.
Both Rahane as well as Pujara increasing responsibility and ability to the field, which is crucial for the Indian side. Therefore, due to the availability of other players, it’s possible that one or both of them will be benched for the next Test. Chopra spoke on Rahane’s dismissal and expressed confidence that the two will regain their flow.
“Ajinkya Rahane got out on the first ball. Jimmy Anderson – it was a delivery outside off, played, and got caught in the slips. I used to call one of the dependable and the other consistent but currently, their wagon is stuck somewhat. I really hope that they get back on track.” Chopra added.