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Not my job: Virat Kohli refrains from discussing Pujara, Rahane future

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https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket/story/south-africa-vs-india-rahane-pujara-future-virat-kohli-not-my-job-discussion-1900169-2022-01-14

 

"As I said before and I will say again, we have continued to back Cheteshwar and Ajinkya because of the kind of players they are and what they have done in Test cricket over the years. They have done well in crucial situations, you saw that in the 2nd Test as well with that important partnership in the 2nd innings which got us to a total that we could fight for," he added.

 

"These are the kind of performances that we recognise as a team. What the selectors have in mind and what they decide to do, I obviously can't comment on that at this moment, sitting here."

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https://www.indiatoday.in/sports/cricket/story/south-africa-vs-india-rahane-pujara-future-virat-kohli-not-my-job-discussion-1900169-2022-01-14

 

"As I said before and I will say again, we have continued to back Cheteshwar and Ajinkya because of the kind of players they are and what they have done in Test cricket over the years. They have done well in crucial situations, you saw that in the 2nd Test as well with that important partnership in the 2nd innings which got us to a total that we could fight for," he added.

 

"These are the kind of performances that we recognise as a team. What the selectors have in mind and what they decide to do, I obviously can't comment on that at this moment, sitting here."

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Bigger question should be what's the fuss about Pujara & Rahane? These two are not some great batsmen or batsmen of the ilk of Sunny/Sachin/Dravid/Laxman etc. 

Just good batsmen being exalted to levels which previous generation greats deservedly enjoyed. I am particularly aghast at this Rahane guy. He has been sneaking in multiple formats since 2011 & despite mediocre record has remained intact in Indian cricket, that too with vice captaincy tag. 

There should be no discussion about their performances or future, just summarily throw both out of Indian cricket

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23 minutes ago, SK_IH said:

Bigger question should be what's the fuss about Pujara & Rahane? These two are not some great batsmen or batsmen of the ilk of Sunny/Sachin/Dravid/Laxman etc. 

Just good batsmen being exalted to levels which previous generation greats deservedly enjoyed. I am particularly aghast at this Rahane guy. He has been sneaking in multiple formats since 2011 & despite mediocre record has remained intact in Indian cricket, that too with vice captaincy tag. 

There should be no discussion about their performances or future, just summarily throw both out of Indian cricket

 

 

I still remember how Rahane screwed us over in world T20 with slow batting against Windies. 40 runs in 35 balls.

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4 hours ago, Vijy said:

he seems to be saying that it's the selectors responsibility to drop them, but if they are selected in team 15, then they will be backed in the XI by TM

 

Ive said this for a long time now.

 

The fault is with BCCI.


Dont blame Kohli, he wants to protect his career, having Rahane and Pujara fail takes any focus off him.

 

Dont blame Rahane or Pujara either, youre asking them to walk away from millions where they have families to support.

 

Kohli, Rahane and Pujara are all placing their best interests ahead of Country India.

 

The BCCI needs to stop picking them in the squads.

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2 hours ago, SRT100 said:

 

Ive said this for a long time now.

 

The fault is with BCCI.


Dont blame Kohli, he wants to protect his career, having Rahane and Pujara fail takes any focus off him.

 

Dont blame Rahane or Pujara either, youre asking them to walk away from millions where they have families to support.

 

Kohli, Rahane and Pujara are all placing their best interests ahead of Country India.

 

The BCCI needs to stop picking them in the squads.

 

In olden days the captain sat with the selectors during overseas team selection. Has that stopped now?

 

Anyway if Kohli says he cannot criticize them when they fail then please don't extol them when they score the odd 50.

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2 hours ago, SRT100 said:

 

Ive said this for a long time now.

 

The fault is with BCCI.


Dont blame Kohli, he wants to protect his career, having Rahane and Pujara fail takes any focus off him.

 

Dont blame Rahane or Pujara either, youre asking them to walk away from millions where they have families to support.

 

Kohli, Rahane and Pujara are all placing their best interests ahead of Country India.

 

The BCCI needs to stop picking them in the squads.

Would you give up your job , because a younger guy is more productive and it’s good for the company? Pujara and Rahane are not politicians or in the armed forces, it is just a sport meant to make money off of it. Don’t bring that country patriotism BS into what is a regular professional sport

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4 hours ago, AKane said:

 

In olden days the captain sat with the selectors during overseas team selection. Has that stopped now?

There seems no reason for him to not criticize them in public or even drop them,but his own form looks million times better when these two are around

 

Kohli is just few days away from Pujara Rahane level mediocrity

 

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3 hours ago, coffee_rules said:

Would you give up your job , because a younger guy is more productive and it’s good for the company? Pujara and Rahane are not politicians or in the armed forces, it is just a sport meant to make money off of it. Don’t bring that country patriotism BS into what is a regular professional sport

 

Youre being an imbecile here. I dont expect Rahane and Pujara to give up their careers.


Read carefully then post next time, instead of a retarded ricochet reaction.

 

The fault is with BCCI for selecting them in the squad.

 

 

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3 hours ago, coffee_rules said:

Would you give up your job , because a younger guy is more productive and it’s good for the company? Pujara and Rahane are not politicians or in the armed forces, it is just a sport meant to make money off of it. Don’t bring that country patriotism BS into what is a regular professional sport

When you are playing sports at international level you are carrying extra responsibility of representing your country. It is not merely minting money.

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4 hours ago, AKane said:

 

In olden days the captain sat with the selectors during overseas team selection. Has that stopped now?

 

Anyway if Kohli says he cannot criticize them when they fail then please don't extol them when they score the odd 50.

 

Good call.

 

I think it must have.


There seems to be miscommunication.

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