Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane are no more dependable – Aakash Chopra

Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have failed to score runs in the last few Test series. They have been poor in the ongoing Test series between England and India as well. It seems Team India is playing without two batsmen as these two are throwing away their wickets.

With the likes of Prithvi Shaw, Hanuma Vihari and Suryakumar Yadav waiting in the wings, the ongoing second Test match could be the last opportunity for the veterans to keep their place in the squad. While Pujara scored 9 runs in the first innings, Rahane was dismissed after scoring just 1 run.

“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 a video on his YouTube channel.

Chopra is hopeful of seeing these two among the runs in the second innings.

“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 them dependable and the other consistent but currently, their wagon is stuck somewhat. I really hope that they get back on track.”