Pujara and Rahane are world-class players, will find form soon: KL Rahul
- Both Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane have struggled to score big runs this year
- In the ongoing Test series against England, Pujara has managed 4, 12 not out and 9 in three innings
- Rahane has just played two innings so far and has scored 5 and 1
Team Indian batsman KL Rahul backed his teammates Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane saying that they are both world-class players and would find form soon. Rahul said that both players are experienced enough to know what it takes to get back to scoring runs.
Both Pujara and Rahane, who is also the vice-captain, have struggled to score big runs this year. Both the batsman average in the 20s this year.
In the ongoing Test series against England, Pujara has managed 4, 12 not out and 9 in three innings. Rahane has just played two innings so far and has scored 5 and 1.
After the end of the second day's play of the second Test, Rahul said that Pujara and Rahane had doled India out of trouble several times.
"Pujara and Ajinkya have done the job for India many times we were in trouble. They are world-class and experienced players so they know how to come out of a couple of innings they haven't scored runs," Rahul said at the press conference.
Rahul himself is making a comeback into the team and has scored a hundred and a half-century in the three innings in England yet. In the second Test, being played at Lord's, Rahul scored 129 in the first innings.
But the batsman was frustrated at missing out on a big score. He was unbeaten on 127 at the end of the opening day's play. But could add only two runs to his total before walking back to the pavilion.
Having played a fine knock, Rahul's was a soft dismissal as he drove straight to the cover fielder in only the day's second delivery, bowled by Ollie Robinson.
"I get frustrated when I am set and then get out. Obviously this (Friday) morning was really crucial for us having put 270 on board last night to go out there and get 70-80 runs in the first session which would have set things up really nicely. So that's what I was looking to do," Rahul said.