Cheteshwar Pujara has to go out of Team India. (PTI photo)
New Delhi: Cheteshwar Pujara was once an important part of India’s Test team. He used to be the pivot of the team’s batting, but Pujara has now been dropped from the team. India has to tour the West Indies next month and also play a two-Test series. Team India was announced for this series in which Pujara has not got a place. This is not the first time that Pujara has been dropped from the team, it has happened earlier also but this player has made a comeback. This time also Pujara is not in the mood to give up.
Pujara was dropped from the Test team in February last year. But he made a comeback and returned to Team India in the Test match played in England. This time he played the final of the ICC World Test Championship but could not do well in it and was dropped.
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preparing to return
Pujara, who was out of the team, has had only one day and Pujara has started preparations for his return. Pujara has posted a video on his Twitter in which he is doing batting practice. Pujara is batting not on the nets but in the open field. Pujara is the only player who does not give up. After being dropped from the Test team, Pujara can be seen playing in Duleep Trophy. Times of India had told in its report that Pujara can play from West Zone in Duleep Trophy.
— Cheteshwar Pujara (@cheteshwar1) June 24, 2023
Thank you for the memories @cheteshwar1 ,Being a part of two series Wins in Australia is always special,You gave your best in those two series and many more..Still not writing you off🙅♂️.#cheteshwarpujara #Pujara pic.twitter.com/CNJkDDTIjF
— Rishi (@risshitweetS) June 23, 2023
In the same report quoting sources, it was told that coach Rahul Dravid and the selectors want to give chance to young players and hence Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rituraj Gaikwad have got a place in the Test team and hence Pujara has not been selected. It has been told in the report that the doors are not completely closed for Pujara and he can make a comeback if he does well in domestic cricket.
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career like this
Pujara has played a total of 103 Test matches for India so far, scoring 7195 runs at an average of 43.60. During this, 19 centuries and 35 half-centuries have come out of his bat. Pujara has also played five ODIs for India, in which only 51 runs were scored. Pujara’s career in ODIs did not go much but he did wonders in Tests. In the Test, he won the team with his bat. India defeated Australia in two consecutive Test series at their home and Pujara shone in both.