New Delhi: The third Test will be played between India and Australia from March 1. Before this Test, a big question has arisen whether KL Rahul, who is running in poor form, should be included in the third Test or Shubman Gill should be opened. Amidst these questions, the statement of former India captain Sourav Ganguly has come to the fore. Ganguly is not surprised by the criticism of KL Rahul. He says when you fail for a while, obviously there will be criticism. Ganguly also said that Rahul’s problems in Test cricket are technical and psychological. KL Rahul has not crossed the 25 mark in his last ten innings.
If you don’t score runs then you will be criticized
Ganguly told PTI, when you don’t score runs in India, obviously you will be criticized. KL Rahul is not alone. There have been many players before. There is a lot of pressure on the players. The team management feels that he is an important player for the team, but at the end of the day, what the coach and captain think is important.
expect too much from top order batsman
Ganguly further said- He has done well over the years, but of course you expect a lot from a top-order batsman playing for India because the standards set by others are very high. I am sure Rahul has the ability and will find ways to score when he gets more chances. When asked whether Rahul’s problem is technical or psychological? Ganguly said – both. Talking about Rahul’s struggle, Ganguly said, “If you are playing on these kind of pitches then it also becomes difficult because the balls are turning and bouncing. There is uneven bounce here and it becomes more difficult when you are not in form.
Shubman Gill will have to wait: Sourav Ganguly
In the midst of Rahul’s poor form, the discussion of Shubman Gill has started. Gill has an average of 32 in 13 Tests. Ganguly said that Gill will have to wait for his turn. I am sure when his time comes, he will also get a lot of opportunities. I think the selectors, captain and coach think about him and rate him very highly. So he has been playing ODIs and T20Is and has done well too, but at this point perhaps the message from the team management is that he will have to wait. Ganguly said, “These are very difficult wickets. I saw in the first two Tests and it is not easy. “It is never easy playing with Ashwin, Jadeja, Lyon and newcomer Todd Murphy. There is disparity in this, everything is happening for the spinners.