Team India may have performed well on the England tour but its batting is a matter of concern. The form of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, known as the backbone of Indian batting, is of concern to India. These two Indian batsmen are struggling to score runs. The cricketing world giants have publicly expressed their views on this poor performance. Former Indian opener Akash Chopra is also on the list. Akash said India still has the No. 3 and No. 5 problem.
On his YouTube channel, the former batsman said, ‘India’s no. The problem with No. 3 and No. 5 still remains, but is overshadowed by the good performances of the rest of the players. But Pujara looks a little uncertain and unstable and the same can be said for Ajinkya Rahane. He said, ‘Rahane was out on the first delivery. Rahane played the ball out of Jimmy Anderson off-side and was caught in slips. I called one of them credible and the other stable. But now his car is stuck. I’m sure they’ll get back on track.
These two Indian batsmen have struggled with poor form in recent times. The duo’s bat is completely silent, causing India to suffer in the final of the World Test Championships. Pujara’s maximum score of 21 runs in the last 10 Test innings. He scored his last Test century against Australia at the Sydney Ground in January 2019. At the same time, India’s deputy Rahane has crossed 50 boundaries only once in the last 15 Test innings. Rahane’s last century came against Australia in the Melbourne Ground in December 2020. Rahane has been fighting for runs ever since.