Virat Kohli Believes Cheteshwar Pujara Should Be Left Alone To Figure Out His Drawbacks
By Aditya Pratap - Aug 3, 2021 11:21 pm
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Indian skipper Virat Kohli believes batting critics of Cheteshwar Pujara should leave him alone and let the individual find the ‘drawbacks’ in their game. Kohli believes Pujara despite having immense calibre, Pujara has always been on receiving end of criticism.

Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara

India’s number three Pujara is the second-highest Test run-scorer in the current Indian team with over 6,000 runs. However, he has often been on the receiving end of critics for very slow batting which eventually piled up the pressure on other batsmen.

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Kohli urged to leave Pujara alone as he can figure out the drawbacks in his game.

“It’s been going on for a while and I honestly feel a player of his calibre and experience should be left alone and it should be absolutely with the individual to figure out what are the drawbacks in his game,” said Kohli on the eve of Nottingham Test.

Indian skipper mentioned players of his level are aware of their responsibilities and aren’t bothered by criticism, especially Pujara.

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“Similarly, with me or any other player in this team, we are very aware of the things we need to do for the benefit of the team. I can from outside say criticism is unnecessary but I know for a fact that Pujara doesn’t care and criticism is as relevant as you want it to be,” he added.

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Cheteshwar Pujara has often receive criticism for slow batting

“People can say what they want to say on the outside and those are just words at the end of the day. If you feel they mean no value to you, you just carry on, walking on your path.”

The first Test between England and India will be played from Wednesday in Nottingham’s Trent Bridge. This series will mark the commencement of the World Test Championship cycle of 2021-23.