Rahul Dravid does not believe there is any technical thing to be sorted out in the batting of Cheteshwar Pujara.
It wasn’t much long before that Pujara used to be one o
f the certainties in the playing XI of India in the test matches.
But, that is not the case anymore. The right hander from Saurashtra is still in the scheme of things for India, but, he is in the reserves now and not a first pick.
The no. 3 slot belongs to Rohit Sharma at the moment.
Pujara is all set to be on the bench in at least the first couple of test matches in Sri Lanka.
But, Dravid has backed him to become an established member of the Indian XI again.
Dravid is working quite closely with Pujara these days as the two are the head coach and captain of the ‘A” team of India respectively.
In his interview yesterday, when Dravid was asked if he thinks there is any technical flaw as far as Pujara is concerned, the former Indian captain replied, “I don’t think so. I have seen him bat in the nets. He is alright. I know the runs did not come as fluently for him the previous season as they came at the start of his career, but, he is not the first one to have seen such a loss of form. It happens at the international level. You are up against good bowlers who find you out at certain times.”
“Some of the innings that Cheteshwar has played in the past on tough wickets, the one in South Africa in 2013 and also, the one against England at Wankhede, those were out of the top drawer. He is a class guy. He is mentally tough too and I have no doubt that we would see him scoring tons of runs for India in test cricket again.”