IND vs ENG : 'Is Cheteshwar Pujara's Career Over?', England's Legendary Fast Bowler Raised a Big Question

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IND vs ENG : The Indian team's batsmen did not perform as expected in the first innings against England in Ranchi. On the spin pitch, Team India players were seen in a dilemma in front of England's 2 new bowlers Shoaib Bashir and Tom Hartley. Off spinner Bashir took four wickets.

Whereas, left-handed Hartley took two wickets. After scoring 353 runs in the first innings, England dismissed seven Indian batsmen on the 2nd day. The team's score is 219 runs for seven wickets. And he is still 134 runs behind. In such a situation, questions are being raised on the Indian batsmen.

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After India's poor performance, former England fast bowler Stuart Broad has raised questions on the exclusion of experienced Cheteshwar Pujara. Pujara is in great form in the Ranji Trophy. Despite this he was not included in the Test team. He last played in the World Test Championship final against Australia in 2023.

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India captain Rohit Sharma is the only senior batsman in the lineup. Virat Kohli is unavailable due to the birth of his second child. Whereas, KL Rahul is out due to injury. In the absence of experienced batsmen, India is giving chance to Ravindra Jadeja at number 5 . However, except Yashasvi Jaiswal, the rest of the top six batsmen could score only 83 runs. Yashasvi played an inning of 73 runs.

Amid poor batting performance at home, Broad took to social media to question Pujara's absence and said he should be selected for the fifth match in Dharamsala. He wrote on Or is his international career over? “It feels like he could have brought some continuity to the team.”

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Publish Date: February 25, 2024

Posted By Ravi Kumar

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