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IND vs NZ 2021, 1st Test: ” Time Up”- Twitter Slams Cheteshwar Pujara-Ajinkya Rahane After Failures In Kanpur Test

Cheteshwar Pujara-Ajinkya Rahane

Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane’s constant failures have come back to haunt them in the Kanpur Test against New Zealand. After getting decent starts in the first session, both were dismissed when they needed to get on with the scoring rate. In the first hour of day four, New Zealand yet again dismissed the senior duo. While Pujara scored 22, Rahane was dismissed for just four. 

With Virat Kohli set to return for in the second Test in Mumbai, Indian fans are asking both Pujara and Rahane to be benched in the second Test. Rahane’s low scores in the two innings might see him eventually getting benched as well. 

Twitter Slams Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane For String Of Low Scores

Ahead of the Test match, Gautam Gambhir said Rahane was lucky to still stay in the team in Kohli’s absence. 

“I have no concerns about my form. My job is to think about how can I contribute to the team and contribution doesn’t mean you need to make 100 in every game. 30-40 runs or 50-60 runs in a crucial moment is a very important contribution. I always think about the team and never about myself that, ‘What lies ahead for me?’ or ‘What will happen in the future?’ I think I am very fortunate and grateful, it’s an honor for me to lead the country. So not too much bothered about what will happen. What’s there in the future will happen. My focus is to give my best in a particular moment and that’s what I am going to try” said Rahane

Before Rahane and Pujara were dismissed Kyle Jamieson dismissed Shubman Gill for one. The Indian opener crafted out a half-century in the first innings but was dismissed early in the second innings. 

Veteran Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik meanwhile, said that a target of around 275 will be difficult for the Kiwis to chase down on the final day. 


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