Ranji Trophy 2022: Cheteshwar Pujara follows his 0 with 91 against Mumbai a day after being dropped from Test side

Pujara and Rahane, who scored a century in the same match, were dropped for SL Tests.

Cheteshwar Pujara followed his 0 with a score of 91 vs Mumbai | GettyVeteran India and Saurashtra batter Cheteshwar Pujara was recently in the news after being dropped from the Test side for the upcoming two-match series against Sri Lanka in March at home. Apart from Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, and Wriddhiman Saha were also dropped from the Indian Test side.

While Ishant Sharma and Wriddhiman Saha missed out on the first-round matches for their respective sides; Ajinkya Rahane scored a century against Saurashtra, while Cheteshwar Pujara scored a duck in the first innings.

However, Pujara came back strongly in the second innings and scored 91 off 83 balls on day four of the match. His innings was studded with 16 fours and one six.

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Meanwhile, Chetan Sharma, Chairman of, All India Senior-Selection Committee on Saturday said that batters Rahane and Pujara were informed in advance about them being dropped for two Test matches against Sri Lanka.

"The selection committee deliberated a lot on Rahane and Pujara. We told them we will not consider them against Sri Lanka but doors are open for them. We have told them to go and play Ranji Trophy. They have served the country for so long. They can come back, why not? It's like a graph...Rahane hit a hundred yesterday against Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy. This is a process of managing...Who wouldn't be happy if they come back?,” Sharma said in a virtual press conference.

(ANI inputs)


By Jatin Sharma - 20 Feb, 2022

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