After India were ruled out of the upcoming Test series vs Sri Lanka, out-of-form batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane received unexpected support from a former India cricketer, who termed the behavior of the two as “inappropriate”. Pujara and Rahane faced a lot of criticism after India’s recent Test series loss in South Africa and questions were raised about their place in the Indian playing XI.
Meanwhile, Team India’s chief selector Chetan Sharma, after dropping both, said that they will have to find a way to return to the national team through good performances in the Ranji Trophy.
Former cricketer Ajay Jadeja revealed that he did not understand the reason behind the decision to drop the experienced batsmen.
“It is sad. I mean my first reaction is sad. If it was done a year and a half ago when India were on top winning everything, I would have probably supported that decision but you know they have lost after losing the first series at this stage, it is unfair because then you can see these Looking at the two are different and that’s not my way of making sides”.
He explained that he would have supported the decision “one and half year ago”, but it was unfair to leave him for the upcoming series. “one and half year ago, I probably would have supported that decision. but India is looking forward as this team does not belong to any individual. It’s not about the individuals, do whatever is best possible and the way you want to play.
When Virat Kohli wanted to play aggressive cricket, you didn’t let that happen. Once he too left and the team lost, now replacing him, he has done a lot”.
he said, Cheteshwar Pujara scored enough runs. Rahane has done really well. Happens in India, no batsman fails.
India’s tour of Sri Lanka is scheduled to begin from February 24 with three T20Is. After the T20Is, both the sides will face each other in a two-match Test series starting from March 4.