Rahul Dravid to make harsh decisions before third Test, predicts Dinesh Karthik

Dinesh Karthik believes that one of Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara will have to make a way for skipper Virat Kohli for the third Test of the series.

The wicket-keeper batter remarked that both of them have been given a long run by the management but they have failed to justify their selection. Pujara and Rahane failed once again, scoring 3 (33) and 0 (1) respectively in the first innings.

Speaking to Cricbuzz after the day’s play, Karthik said: “Pujara has been given a long run at No.3 and is the case with Ajinky Rahane. They both know about their shaky position. Now if Virat Kohli returns one will have to sit out of the playing XI.”

Karthik feels Rahul Dravid will make harsh decisions ahead of the third Test.

“I think Rahul Dravid will make harsh decisions. If he has to drop both of them, he will not hesitate as they have been given a long run,” he added.