Venkatapathy Raju Questions About Pujara and Rahane to Virat

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India is not scoring as many runs as expected in test cricket recently and the main reason behind it is the middle order. The middle-order of the current test side is struggling to play in any conditions and we’ve seen Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane not scoring big recently. Here is About Whom Venkatapathy Raju Questions Virat Kohli.

About Whom Venkatapathy Raju Questions Virat Kohli

Cheteshwar Pujara last scored a ton in 2019 and he does not look in good touch scoring below-par scores in previous Australia and England series. He has set high standards and everybody is aware of the ability he possesses while batting.

While Ajinkya Rahane’s inconsistency is a big concern for India. The problem is increasing day by day as players as not getting runs as expected. His average of 20.61 in the 8 Tests he played after that boxing day Test in Australia. In 2021, he had the worst calendar year in test cricket. 

Virat Kohli hints have already defined the sensitivity of the scenario to Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane since the duo has been out of shape for some time now. In an interview, a former Indian selector Venkatapathy Raju said that he expects Rahane and Pujara to make a good comeback.

Virat Kohli has given a clear picture to both middle-order batsmen to keep the scoreboard moving. He also feels that Pujara is taking a long time to score runs and wants him to work on his weaknesses.

“Pujara and Rahane know what is expected from them in this Indian team. They know what Virat Kohli wants from them. He has been vocal in letting them know what the situation is,” said former Indian spinner Venkatapathy Raju in an exclusive chat.

Virat Kohli has cleared out after WTC finals that he wants players who can play with an intent to win every game and has been vocal that strict actions will be taken forward in upcoming matches.

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