As long as a player performs well in any sport, his place in the team remains untouched. Players who are consistently performing poorly are kept out of the team if their hard work is not reflected on the field, despite being given many opportunities.
Each player may have a different reason for performing poorly. Concentration can be a major problem. If you are distracted from your work or play, the game will be bad and the players will not be able to perform well. It takes a lot of time for players who consistently perform poorly to perform well again. That time is not up to the game organizers. Today, the organizers have new players ready to bat on the field. So instead of players who are not doing well at the moment, new players are given a chance.
There is no guarantee that the players will get their place back in the team at such a crucial time. And once the quality of the game is down, there is no way it will re-supply.
Something similar must have happened in the case of Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane on Chatsagha.
We all see that these two players have reached this point by presenting a great game. He is a good player and his performance has been steadily declining. Therefore, it is doubtful whether his appointment in the team will last or not.
No player in Indian cricket has been given as many opportunities after successive failures as Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have got. Rahane and Pujara have been failing continuously for the last two years and have found occasional success. In such a situation, their career seems to be over.
In the series against South Africa, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane could not do well. Pujara may have scored 43 runs in the first innings of the series-decisive Test in Cape Town but he became the victim of Marco Yansen after scoring 9 runs in the second innings. At the same time, Rahane could score only 10 runs in both the innings of this match. Earlier, both were trending on social media with the hashtag ‘Old (formed after Pujara and Rahane)’.
After Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara failed 5 times in 6 innings on the tour of South Africa, a lot is being written against both of them on social media. The team management has been ignoring these things for a long time but after this tour, it will be difficult for them to defend the teammates. Keeping Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer, and Shubman Gill (recovering from a calf injury) out of the playing XI, the two experienced players are finding it difficult to find a place in the Two-Test series against Sri Lanka in February-March.