Former Pakistani cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq has said India’s youngsters have played a major role for India in Tests over the past few years. The former captain of Pakistan also said that players like KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja recorded the largest weight of the Indian batting line-up in Tests.
KL Rahul came into the spotlight at Lord’s in a century in the continuing India vs England 2nd Test. Rishabh Pant was responsible for the victory of India’s Test series against Australia earlier this year. With his unbeaten 89 runs in the series-deciding 4ste He took India to victory while chasing 327 runs.
Later, he also played at home for a century in the Test series against England. Ravindra Jadeja beat England 1 half a century in Indiast Test in Nottingham, which helps the team take a 95-run lead in the match.
The biggest weight of the Indian batting line was carried by young people: Inzamam-ul-Haq
While speaking on his YouTube channel, Inzamam-ul-Haq praises Indian youth for their contribution to the team over the past two years. He attributes the credit to young people for defeating India in Tests.
‘The weight of the Indian batting line-up has been borne by the youngsters for the past few years. KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and even Ravindra Jadeja scored midfield runs when the situation arose.
“They have accepted the responsibility of the Indian batting line-up. The Indian victories overseas must be attributed to the contribution of these young people, ”said Inzamam-ul-Haq.
During the discussion on the experienced Test trio of India, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, Inzamam-ul-Haq pointed out that they have not done well in the last 18-20 months.
‘During the 18-20 months from 2019 to 2021, the three most important players from India did not perform. Pujara did not achieve a ton during these 20 months. Ajinkya Rahane did not do well. He was not even averaging 20 during 2021.
“There is no doubt that Virat Kohli is an excellent player. People consider him the number 1 player. Even he does not have a century in this period. If even these players started to perform, this team would become even stronger, ”Inzamam-ul-Haq added.
Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli, who form the regular middle order of India in Tests, share only 1 century among them since 2020, which was beaten by Rahane against Australia last year. In 2020, Virat Kohli an average of only 19.33 in tests and 27.10 in 2021 so far.
Pujara averaged 27.78 in 2021, while he had an average of 20.37 in 2020. Rahane batted an average of 38.85 in 2020, but has only had a batting average of 19.21 since the beginning of this year.