India vs England 2nd Test Lords: Former India opener Virender Sehwag has settled the No 3 debate forever by picking one between Cheteshwar Pujara and KL Rahul. There has been a long debate over who is best at that position. Sehwag had posed a question Twitter a few days back, where he asked for opinions of fans. In an interview with India TV, Sehwag said that he was in favour of Pujara at No 3 over KL Rahul, who was selected over the former in the 1st Test. Also Read - IPL 2020 Points Table Latest Update After CSK vs RR, Match 37: Rajasthan Royals Beat Chennai Super Kings to Rise to 5th Spot; KL Rahul And Kagiso Rabada Lead Orange Cap, Purple Cap Battle Respectively
“If KL Rahul played the first Test then I think he should play the second match too. He should get enough chances. Because if you drop a player after just one match, it will definitely hurt his confidence. I think a player should get at least one full series and then if he fails to perform, you can drop that particular player from the team and give chance to others,” said the former Indian opener. Also Read - IPL 2020, Match Preview: Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Capitals
“Five Test matches and 10 innings are enough for a player to perform and if somebody fails in it then he should be dropped. Yes, earlier I did think that Pujara should play at Lord’s but now I feel that KL Rahul should get the chance since he played the first Test. If he fails to perform in both the innings at Lord’s then I think it would be good to bring Pujara in for the third Test,” he added. Also Read - IPL 2020: World-Class Jasprit Bumrah 'Has Taken Over The Mantle From Lasith Malinga'
Earlier, Sehwag had come up with a tweet where he asked for opinions. His tweet read, “Pope likely to play for England, Should India play Pujara in the second test. ? After all it’s Lords.”
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli had earlier dedicated his 149 at Edgbaston to his beloved wife Anushka. Kohli is currently the No 1 ICC batsman in Tests and ODIs. Trailing 0-1, India will look to bounce back at Lord’s with the Test starting on August 9.