Sunil Gavaskar jokes about R Ashwin and Cheteshwar Pujara’s slow fielding

India has some of the finest fielders in their side.

R Ashwin and Cheteshwar Pujara | REUTERS

Indian Team did well in the home session as they went on to beat best sides lately. Virat Kohli led Team India also equaled the record for most consecutive Test series wins after playing out a draw against Sri Lanka at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla. 

Indian cricket team has done a lot of hard work to achieve this success. They were brilliant in batting, bowling, and fielding as well. Men in blue have focused on improving fitness level to leave no void in the side. 

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Skipper Virat Kohli has set examples of high standard fielding. The fittest cricketer in Indian team Kohli has also made sure his teammates work hard on their fitness too. Hence, Indian team gives high importance to Yo-Yo Test. The fitness and endurance test works as a filter which doesn't allow unfit players to get into the side.

While the likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wk) and Kohli himself are at par with the best in the world, the team does have a couple of slow movers in the field. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday pointed his fingers at two such players during commentary on the final day of the third Test between India and Sri Lanka.

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"He looks like a car that runs with a handbrake on," Gavaskar said as Cheteshwar Pujara chased a ball to the boundary rope.

The legendary opening batsman also added Ravichandran Ashwin to the same category.

"There's intent but not much progress," he said commenting on how the two run around in the field.


By Sihyeu Singh - 07 Dec, 2017

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