Former England captain Michael Vaughan slammed Indian victim Cheteshwar Pujara for his lack of goals and very poor technique displayed during the Headingley Test. Pujara was under tremendous pressure to get into this series and he was criticized for his persistent series of low scores.
He has not scored a century since the 2018 tour of Australia, and he looks very confident despite the important 45 he scored in the previous Test. So far, his scores in this series have been 4, 12 *, 9, 45 and 1 in the five overs he has played, and there has been much talk of replacing him in the XI.
Michael Vaughan comments on Pujara’s dismissal
Michael Vaughan criticized Cheteshwar Pujara because he did not look near his best and mentioned that the right-hand man had lost his application of mind and technique. He added that Pujara did not intend to score runs, but only wanted to defend and survive in the fold that eventually caused his downfall. He added that the pressure was also increasing for him as he faced James Anderson.
Pujara looks completely at the sea. It looks like he lost his head, lost his technique. Seems to me he’s just playing for survival. And Jimmy found the outside of Pujara. And then it’s just pressure. The ball swung around nicely. ” Michael Vaughan tells
Michael Vaughan feels that India is stuck in the fold
Michael Vaughan believes Indian batsmen got stuck while Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja played for survival. He also felt that Rishabh Pant should play his game rather than think of a half shot.
‘I felt that India was a bit stuck, especially Rohit Sharma. He is such a good player. He plays almost just to survive. Jadeja played to survive. We look at Rishabh Pant, he plays like a half and a half shot. This is not Rishabh. ” Michael Vaughan added
England currently hold the test with Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burn on the fold with a lead of 42 runs.