India vs Bangladesh Live: The Selectors Said Please Forgive Us- Mohammad Kaif On Indian Batter’s Redemption. India, spearheaded by Cheteshwar Pujara and Shreyas Iyer, defeated Bangladesh on Day 1 of the first Test at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram by scoring a respectable total of 278/6. Mohammad Kaif, a former Indian batter, suggested that Cheteshwar Pujara’s name come after Virat Kohli, but he was not included in the India team.
After being reduced to 48 for 3 at one point, the visitors were on the verge of a dramatic batting collapse, but Cheteshwar Pujara showed amazing patience and formed vital partnerships to save India. Before being removed by left-arm spinner Taijul Islam, Pujara had struck a superb 90 off 203 balls and appeared to be on his way to breaking his 50-inning century drought in Test cricket.
He Made The Selectors Surrender In Front Of Him – Mohammad Kaif
Mohammad Kaif, a former cricketer for India, said that he persuaded the selectors to “surrender” in front of him. Kaif says he has demonstrated to young athletes how to make a comeback.
“The way he scored runs after getting dropped, he has set an example for young players on how to make a comeback. He was dropped after scoring 6 and a half thousand runs. Virat Kohli ke baad unhi ka number hai boss (His name should come after Virat Kohli) but he was dropped,” Kaif said in a select-media interaction organised by Sony Sports Network.
“What did he do? He went to play County cricket, he scored centuries in four-day matches and 50-over games, which prompted the selectors to recall him. Unhone bola ‘bhai ghalti ho gayi, humein maaf karo’ (The selectors said ‘please forgive us’). He made the selectors surrender in front of him. That is Pujara,” he added.
Age Has Nothing To Do With Cricket – Mohammad Kaif
Cricket, in the opinion of Mohammad Kaif, is a skill-based sport, and age has no bearing on it. He said that Pujara’s age shouldn’t be brought up as long as he is healthy and contributing runs for India.
“I am really happy today and not bothered about not getting a three-figure mark. I have been batting well, and if I carry on like this, it will come soon. Age has nothing to do with cricket. It is a skill-based game. It’s not football, where you have to run up and down continuously during the match. In fact, age is a plus point. You learn with experience and improve.”
“Pujara, Kohli and Rohit and prime examples. You talk about all the legends, they are all in the range of 34-35 years. Test cricket is a skill-based format, you have to play long and you need experience for that. You need players who can bat on turning, as well as seaming tracks, and you only get better with time. Pujara is a prime example,” he added.
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