South Africa defeated India in the second test match being played between India and South Africa. India had given a target of 240 runs to South Africa, which was achieved by the South African team with 7 wickets in hand. But even after the defeat, it was a matter of relief for India that Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, the legendary batsmen of the Indian Test team, were seen returning to form. Former India batsman Sunil Gavaskar He has praised both the batsmen.
Gavaskar praises Pujara and Rahane
Actually, Pujara and Rahane were looking for good innings for the last two years. He was criticized for not getting runs from his bat for a long time. Many people were also talking about dropping both the batsmen from the team. But in the second Test between India and South Africa, Pujara and Rahane scored excellent half-centuries.
After this Sunil Gavaskar defended both the batsmen saying that both the batsmen have lived up to the expectations of the team, for this it is necessary that Pujara and Rahane’s place in the Indian Test team remains. Gavaskar further said that the team had given place in the team due to the experience of both the batsmen and both the batsmen have performed well.
It is necessary to give chance to the youth in the team, But can’t ignore experience – Gavaskar
Let us tell you that for the last two years, the performance of Pujara and Rahane has been below average. Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer had presented his strong claim in the team by performing well against New Zealand.
On the issue of giving place to young batsmen in the team, Gavaskar said that one cannot keep such a strict stance on senior players, everyone likes when young batsmen perform well. But as long as the senior player is present to play, the senior player should get the attention.
Gavaskar questions Rahul’s captaincy
Sunil Gavaskar on the defeat in the second test match in Johannesburg said that the team is not very happy with the captaincy of KL Rahul. He raised questions on the fielding imposed against South African captain Dean Elgar in the second test match. He said that the way Dean Elgar was given singles helped him to play big innings. For your information, let us tell you that while chasing the target of 240 runs, Elgar played a brilliant innings of 96 runs and remained unbeaten.