Indian opener for the fifth and final Take a look at vs England Cheteshwar Pujara confronted quite a lot of warmth after one other poor outing with the Indian workforce. The strong Take a look at batter scored simply 13 off 46 balls, together with two fours, earlier than getting out. James Anderson introduced his fall with a ball across the off stump. He made Pujara play with a ahead press however the ball had additional bounce which shocked the batter, taking the skin fringe of the bat to slips the place Zak Crawley made no mistake.
The poor outing has earned Pujara many brickbats from the followers. Whereas some questioned his place within the aspect, others stated that his time to retire from worldwide cricket has come. Try some reactions under.
Each are equally dangerous in my private opinion.
That stated Pujara went and scored tons of runs towards Pappu county groups in UK over the summer time and bought himself chosen.
Rahane could not save his personal life in Ranji or IPL and busy with selfies excessive time each retired.
— Meow Meow Tom _ __ (@EsamBedoon) July 1, 2022
Then why Pujara is in & Rahane is out ? Higher to attempt somebody new & youthful.
— Kedar _ (@marathikedar) July 1, 2022
I’m simply ready for Pujara’s retirement.
— Avishek Choudhury (@AvishekSunny88) July 1, 2022
Pujara was dropped from the Take a look at aspect after his dismal outings within the away Assessments vs South Africa earlier this yr. Nonetheless, courtesy his good present with the bat within the county season the place he scored three centuries, Pujara earned a name again to the nationwide aspect. Nonetheless, his poor type in Take a look at cricket continues with a poor rating within the first innings of the Edgbaston Take a look at.
On the match entrance, England gained the toss and opted to subject first and had India underneath the mat within the first two classes of the day. James Anderson dismissed Shubman Gill, Pujara after which Matthew Potts, who troubled New Zealand batters in his debut collection not way back, eliminated Virat Kohli for 11. Potts had additionally eliminated Hanuma Vihari who appeared all set within the center.
Coming to Pujara, he has yet one more innings to indicate his value. To not overlook, Pujara is 34 and is barely getting older. With the likes of Sarfaraz Khan and Priyank Panchal doing nicely in home cricket, Pujara’s place is definitely not secured within the workforce. Will the selectors again him additional if he fails within the second innings? Solely time will inform.