During the coffee break on the 4th day of the ongoing God Test, former batsman VVS Laxman thought India Taking into account the speed of Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, they did not consider forcing the result in the game because the away team lost three wickets – KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Willard Kolly – At the first meeting.
Pujara and Rahane made 49 sprints and 28 passes in the second quarter; more importantly, they did not let a wicket fall after three times in the morning meeting.
VVS Laxman believes that both batsmen need to continue to hit the ball in a similar way, because considering India’s long tail, keeping the wicket is more important.
“So far, I think India has not even considered forcing the result in this test. Because of the way the England team bowled in the first game, they got rid of two good batsmen, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma, Then Virat Kohli,” VVS Laxman told ESPNcricinfo.
“I think, remember India’s long tail. So, I think, the thinking process is to bring the team to a point where they won’t lose, and then accelerate. As far as Pujaran and Rahane are concerned, they should continue to do what they have already done The way to play. The England team has always been very self-disciplined-they did not provide poor or loose shots for the two batsmen,” he added.
Leave them alone, let them decide the best way to advance the game: VVS Laxman
The 46-year-old player further stated that no specific goals of the management should be told to the two players, as this will only put additional pressure on them.
He stated that he must support Pujara and Rahane to hit the ball in their own way and adjust the game if they feel right.
“I will not confuse them. Because batters need clarity; not too much advice will confuse their minds. As a coach, I don’t think I would say too much to them. Both of them are experienced. Batsman and know the situation. Leave them alone and let them decide what is the best way to advance the game,” VVS Laxman said.