India vs New Zealand: Team India hitters Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have been urged by Salman Butt to improve their performance. To get out of the hole they’ve found themselves in, they’re relying on their past experience. Rahane and Pujara, who has been short of runs for an extended period. Inexperienced failures in the Kanpur Test against New Zealand. Rahane, captaining the Indian team in Virat Kohli’s absence. Also, scored 35 and 4. Pujara was dismissed for 26 and 22. Butt agreed that both of the seasoned Indian batters are running out of time. The rise of teenagers like Shreyas Iyer would only add to the duo’s difficulties.
India vs New Zealand, “Rahane and Pujara need to apply what they have. What are they waiting for? With this amount of experience, one needs to deal with their problems on their own. They are not small children for someone to come and pat on their back. That time has passed for them. Now is the time to take the bull by the horns,” Salman Butt said.
Moreover, when it comes to Rahane, Butt believes he should at least try something new. In any case, his existing techniques are failing him.
India vs New Zealand: “You have seen enough ups and downs. Remember how you returned to form earlier. Don’t forget you are the captain (for Kanpur Test). A leader needs to charge others. If he himself is constantly searching for form, then things won’t work. Even if he is losing his battle within, he needs to come up and try something and go down fighting,” Butt said.
Lastly, Ajinkya Rahane hasn’t scored a hundred. Since the Boxing Test against Australia, last year and his Test average have slipped under 40. In the wake of Rahane’s struggles, India might soon have to look for another vice-captain in the Test format. Asked if Ravichandran Ashwin is a good choice, Butt nodded in agreement.