Australian speedster Pat Cummins having the higher hand over Indian batting mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara is an space of concern for India however it is usually symptomatic of batsmen discovering it troublesome to attain runs all through the sequence, former quick bowler Zaheer Khan has mentioned.
Pujara, who scored 521 runs at a median of 74.42 on India’s earlier tour of Australia in 2018, has been dismissed three out of 4 occasions by Cummins within the first two Exams of the four-match sequence. The batsman is but to attain a half-century.
“There is no such thing as a doubt that it’s a subject of concern. However it’s much like the way in which we had been speaking about Steve Smith, that he’ll get the texture, he mentioned he discovered his grip within the one-dayers,” mentioned Zaheer on Sony Sports activities Community.
“He has to determine that factor as a result of it was the identical assault towards whom he had scored three centuries within the final sequence. Sure, the angle of Cummins’s deliveries are troubling him and someplace or the opposite I really feel that is form-related.”
Zaheer mentioned that Pujara could need to rethink his set off motion and could possibly be helped by revisiting the 2018/19 tour. “It could possibly be the set off motion; he may need to return down reminiscence lane and give it some thought. He simply has to get that really feel,” he mentioned.
“Sure, if Pat Cummins had not performed within the earlier sequence and never exploited his weak point like this, then it might have been a special factor however he has performed him within the final sequence and scored centuries when he was there.”
Commentators have typically noticed that Pujara has been felled by extraordinarily good deliveries from Cummins, who’s the top-ranked Take a look at bowler on the earth. Zaheer feels that it is just a matter of time earlier than the India’s Take a look at batting stalwart comes good.
“I feel it’s a matter of time. We must always see it from that viewpoint however at this second, you may say that it has change into a slight space of concern,” he mentioned.