Dropping Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane is Unfair?
Dropping Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane from the Test squad against Sri Lanka is the recent talk of the town. Many cricket experts have agreed to the BCCI’s decision and few of them have opposed this shocking move.
Both the players have faced a lot of criticism after a disappointing foreign tour against South Africa and many questions were raised regarding their presence in the playing 11.
Former Indian Cricketer Ajay Jadeja has revealed his opinion and said — “It’s sad. I mean my first reaction is sad. If it was done a year and a half ago when India was still at the top winning everything, I would have probably backed that decision but you know at this stage after losing the first series that they have lost, that is unfair because then you are looking at these two and singling out and that’s not the way to build sides for me,”
Jadeja has also explained why he supported the decision a year ago and said — “A year and a half ago, I would have probably backed that decision. India is looking forward because this team does not belong to an individual. It’s not about individuals, whatever best possible and the way you want to play. When Virat Kohli wanted to play aggressive cricket, you didn’t allow that to happen. Once he is also gone and the team’s lost, now changing them, they have done enough”,
He has also added — “I mean Cheteshwar Pujara scored enough runs. Rahane has done well enough, carried on. Now when the home series come, you said goodbye to them. I don’t know whether it is a permanent goodbye or not, but generally, when the series happens in India, no batsman fails.”