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Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane’s ship has sailed, says THIS former cricketer

Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane’s ship has sailed, says THIS former cricketer | Cricket Information

Former India cricketer Atul Wassan expressed disappointment after South Africa defeated Virat Kohli’s Workforce India to clinch the three-match sequence 2-1 at Newlands in Cape City on Friday (January 14). India had gained the primary Check by 113 runs however South Africa registered wins within the second and third Check to clinch the sequence.
“Positively this crew is just not what we’ve seen earlier than. I’m disillusioned not shocked as this stuff occur in cricket however I used to be not anticipating this sort of a combat again. It’s a good signal for South African cricket as a result of considerably they had been falling of the map. There have been England, Australia and India dominating. A very good South African crew will work very nicely for Indian cricket. Having not gained the sequence and misplaced the sequence is disheartening however classes to be learnt,” Atul Wassan advised information company ANI.
“I believe Rahul Dravid has been the place we had been within the sequence after main 1-0. They’ve completed that earlier than additionally however sure that is the weakest facet however in hindsight you possibly can see the best way their batsmen performed particularly Petersen and Bavuma and Van der Dussen. So, they’ve performed very nicely. It exhibits that they’ve the potential and beating a facet like India will assist them do higher abroad additionally,” he added.
Wassan additional mentioned that Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara usually are not doing sufficient for the crew and will not get extra possibilities in future.
“I believe the ship has sailed for Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara as a result of they don’t seem to be doing sufficient. An odd 40 and an odd 50 is not going to work for them, it’s not anticipated. Our batsmen have misplaced us the sequence this time. They haven’t given bowlers sufficient runs to defend 20 wickets,” mentioned Wassan.
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“We noticed the wickets changing into simpler as the sport progressed and we noticed these guys rating runs. So it was equivalent of what occurred within the final two Check matches. So the blame lies with Pujara and Rahane. Indian crew has invested rather a lot on them and we needed them to really feel counted and they didn’t make it depend,” he added.
Needing 41 runs to win after the lunch on day 4, Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma took South Africa over the road with ease on Friday. consequently, India didn’t win their maiden check sequence on South African soil after shedding the third match by seven wickets.
(with ANI inputs)

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