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India vs South Africa 2nd Check: Sunil Gavaskar Makes Massive Assertion After One other Pujara-Rahane Flop Present

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Former India captain and batting nice Sunil Gavaskar has mentioned that India’s struggling veteran pair of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane may simply have yet another innings “to save lots of their Check careers”. Gavaskar mentioned this on commentary after each Pujara and Rahane departed in consecutive deliveries off the bowling of Duanne Olivier in the course of the first session’s play on day 1 of the second Check match between India and South Africa in Johannesburg.

Pujara was dismissed for 3 off 33 deliveries when Olivier bowled a short-of-length supply outdoors the off stump, which caught the shoulder of Pujara’s bat. The ball lobbed within the air and Temba Bavuma accomplished a straightforward catch at level. It regarded like a torpid try from a batsman who’s low on confidence.

On the very subsequent supply Rahane’s tentative push outdoors the off stump was caught within the third slip by Keegan Petersen. He was out for a golden duck.

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Gavaskar hinted that there have been questions raised about their place within the taking part in XI after repeated failures and the second innings on this match could possibly be their final probability to point out they should play forward of in-form gamers like Shreyas Iyer.

“After these two dismissals one can say that they in all probability have simply the subsequent innings, each Pujara and Rahane, to save lots of their Check careers,” Gavaskar mentioned.

“There have been questions requested about their place within the workforce and now with these two dismissals they’ve only one innings left. If there may be one other innings and the best way India goes, it seems to be like there might be one other for them to attain one thing and perhaps maintain their place within the workforce,” the previous India captain additional mentioned.

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Hanuma Vihari changed captain Virat Kohli within the taking part in XI for the second Check after Kohli was dominated out because of an higher again spasm.

Pujara has not scored a Check century since January 2019, whereas Rahane’s kind has been poor to say the least over the previous 12 months or so.

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