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1 hour ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

What exactly is wrong in a franchise signing up a young Indian batsman whose stock was on the rise. He suffered a career threatening knee injury in that 2011 IPL and has forever been hobbled by that knee surgery and the long rehab he had to undergo after it.

 

But for that injury (and another in 2009 IPL), who knows how Pujara's LOI career may have turned out to be.

first thing franchises look for is the ability to clear the field.. Pujara was never known for that even then and has remained the same all these years.. if a player is not suited for a format whats wrong in it? we dont expect pollard or russell to do well in tests and we are okay with it.  why so much softcorner for Pujara? 

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1 hour ago, ShoonyaSifar said:

Pujara doesn't have to prove to anyone his dedication for test cricket. But for him literally putting his body into the line in Australia, we wouldn't even have been in the WTC final.

 

He has won us two of our biggest test series wins and those performances alone will give him the status of an Indian cricket, even if he doesn't score a test run from here on.

We won the Gabba test primarily becz of Pant's heroics.   Pujara did a good job to ensure that india draws the test.  Not taking anything away from him.       But I did not write any thing wrong about pujara.  His record is poor in SENA overall.  (Except in Australia)

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On 4/4/2021 at 12:01 PM, Frustrated said:

We won the Gabba test primarily becz of Pant's heroics.   Pujara did a good job to ensure that india draws the test.  Not taking anything away from him.       But I did not write any thing wrong about pujara.  His record is poor in SENA overall.  (Except in Australia)

 

Dravid and Sehwag are ATG and great by missing out in 2-3 of SENA countries most of the time. 

 

Pujara is Indian great for all his performances. 

 

 

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With new drs rule both  labshagne, Pujara and Warner plus Smith would have been out long before they were given out. 

 

All 4 have been lbw and marginal decision won't go in favour of batsman anymore if the ball hits the stumps. 

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On 4/4/2021 at 10:17 AM, ShoonyaSifar said:

Pujara doesn't have to prove to anyone his dedication for test cricket. But for him literally putting his body into the line in Australia, we wouldn't even have been in the WTC final.

 

He has won us two of our biggest test series wins and those performances alone will give him the status of an Indian cricket, even if he doesn't score a test run from here on.

keeping his body on line was his choice ( needless to say very dangerous )  but far from an ideal one and 9/10 of cricketers wont do that..  it only tells you that he is begining to lose the trust on his defence.. he is the most experienced player in the team and his contribution in that series is on expected lines ( 2018 tour was brilliant though ) 

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On 4/4/2021 at 2:31 AM, Frustrated said:

We won the Gabba test primarily becz of Pant's heroics.   Pujara did a good job to ensure that india draws the test.  Not taking anything away from him.       But I did not write any thing wrong about pujara.  His record is poor in SENA overall.  (Except in Australia)

Did you watch D5 at Gabba?  Once Gill got out, Pujara showed ample positive intent, taking 3 boundaries off of one over from Cummins/Starc.  It took an umpire's call 50-50 legbefore to dismiss him.  

 

Of course Pant's performance was the match-winner and a classic for the ages, but Pujara's batting was a lot more than stonewalling for a draw.  He batted really well.  

 

ChePu's problem in ANUS (outside of Aus) is that his batting style of attrition and scoring runs more quickly after batting 130+ balls, has low probability of success in NZ, Eng, SA.  Because those places have relatively more in favor of the bowlers, and you still can get good deliveries that 'do a bit' even if you grind the bowlers and 'see off' the new ball.  But overall, his batting method still helps the team cause - arguably a 150 ball 45 from Pujara in Eng/NZ can be the tentpole around which a winning team total can be built.  On paper, its not a 'success', and will not boost his average much.  But from a team perspective its more than handy.  

 

Not saying he's unquestionably awesome in those conditions - he is a limited player, but he makes it work.  

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39 minutes ago, Vk1 said:

keeping his body on line was his choice ( needless to say very dangerous )  but far from an ideal one and 9/10 of cricketers wont do that..  it only tells you that he is begining to lose the trust on his defence.. he is the most experienced player in the team and his contribution in that series is on expected lines ( 2018 tour was brilliant though ) 

 

That's an odd extrapolation - I don't think anybody in cricket would ever suspect ChePu of "not trusting his defence".   On a 5th day wicket with a bit of uneven bounce, making a tactical choice to cut out a defensive prod that carries risk - is a smart move.  Not an indicator of "not trusting defence".  I mean, his entire batting career is built on his defence and grinding out bowlers to cash in on big scores later.   

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2 hours ago, sandeep said:

 

That's an odd extrapolation - I don't think anybody in cricket would ever suspect ChePu of "not trusting his defence".   On a 5th day wicket with a bit of uneven bounce, making a tactical choice to cut out a defensive prod that carries risk - is a smart move.  Not an indicator of "not trusting defence".  I mean, his entire batting career is built on his defence and grinding out bowlers to cash in on big scores later.   

yeah but we have never seen him get hit so many times in a game.. vihari with a severe hamstring issue batted without getting hit so not unrealistic to expect it from ChePu.. end of the day nobody wants to see him get hit so many times even if our win is on the line

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28 minutes ago, Vk1 said:

on the same 5th day's wicket rookies like Gill/Pant batted without getting hit so often.. I dont like this putting body on the line stuff.. esp when other batters are able to do it..

Both Gill and Pant chose to take the risk of attacking the short ball.  Pujara chose to stick to his strengths and play defense, duck or take the hit.  Guess what - I'm going to trust the guy who made that decision.  He knows a bit about what he's doing.

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11 minutes ago, sandeep said:

Both Gill and Pant chose to take the risk of attacking the short ball.  Pujara chose to stick to his strengths and play defense, duck or take the hit.  Guess what - I'm going to trust the guy who made that decision.  He knows a bit about what he's doing.

 

Let's not forget that Pujara's knocks are virtually chanceless 

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In Gabba on the last day, he wore the Aussie quicks out. They kept dishing out, and he kept taking blow after blow. You can bend Puji, but you can't break Puji. By the time he was out, the Aussies were running out of gas. He was a big part of both Aus series wins. 

 

How many previous maharathis including Ailaa can claim that? Long like Tortoise. I will take this Tortoise over a Cheetah any day! :bow:

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3 hours ago, Jay said:

That he would be out under new rules? Take nothing away though.

 

How is that even relevant (whether he would have been out under new rule is a different discussion)? LBW laws have constantly changed over the years. FYI, cricket was played without DRS too. Earlier, there were no 3rd umpires as well ... Are you going to evaluate batsmen of the past says 90s to see if they were out or not based on today's DRS or rule x in future? What is the point of discussing new or old rule when discussing such things (and when same parameters are there for all batsmen)? ... Are you implying that Ind would not have won at Gabba if it played under new rules? If that is the case, have you seen if Aus batsmen benefited from old rule or not? 

 

 

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Pujara is a legend. I am sure he will find ways to be successful under new rules too. 

 

 If rules are changed, they are applicable to every batsman, not just Pujara. Are you implying that every batsman would need to find a way to be successful because of a rule change? What adjustments need to be made by batsmen? LBW is not recently introduced, nor it is the only way to get out. 

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11 hours ago, Vk1 said:

yeah but we have never seen him get hit so many times in a game.. vihari with a severe hamstring issue batted without getting hit so not unrealistic to expect it from ChePu.. end of the day nobody wants to see him get hit so many times even if our win is on the line

SCG was a slow pitch. Gabba is fastest and bounciest in Australia. Remember he had not played any serious cricket since lockdown. Rustiness was also there in that series.

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1 hour ago, zen said:

 

How is that even relevant (whether he would have been out under new rule is a different discussion)? LBW laws have constantly changed over the years. FYI, cricket was played without DRS too. Earlier, there were no 3rd umpires as well ... Are you going to evaluate batsmen of the past says 90s to see if they were out or not based on today's DRS or rule x in future? What is the point of discussing new or old rule when discussing such things (and when same parameters are there for all batsmen)? ... Are you implying that Ind would not have won at Gabba if it played under new rules? If that is the case, have you seen if Aus batsmen benefited from old rule or not? 

 

 

 

 If rules are changed, they are applicable to every batsman, not just Pujara. Are you implying that every batsman would need to find a way to be successful because of a rule change? What adjustments need to be made by batsmen? LBW is not recently introduced, nor it is the only way to get out. 

Ofcourse that's what I meant. It applies to everyone hence why I don't rate Aussies of 2000. They were the only fit team at the time and benefitted a lot due to home umpiring bias and no drs. 

 

Pujara would have done well regardless of the rule change. Smith was out early several times under new rules. 

 

Labuschagne wouldnt have crossed 30. 

 

India would have whipped their butts regardless whether the new drs rules were implemented or not. Pujara would have still contributed and helped India overcome the Aussie attack. 

 

All I said was Pujara may have gotten out slightly earlier in Gabba. Just a statement. So would the Aussie players who are even worse vs inswinging balls. 

 

Pujara was a standout batsman apart from pant in that series. 

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