Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has revealed the reason behind backing Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane during the Test matches in England despite their poor performances.
While Pujara has scored 591 runs in 20 innings at an average of 31.11, Rahane has amassed 372 runs in 19 Test innings this year. Both batters have done much better in previous years.
“It is very easy to just get rid of players if they failed in one or two innings. But you should know experience is not sold in the market and it can’t be bought. It is something you earn and unless you have a replacement, double that experience, when it comes to quality, you should not be thinking,” said Ravi Shastri.
Earlier, there were reports that Rahane and Pujara called up BCCI secretary Jay Shah expressing their opinions on Virat’s leadership style.