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Cricket Prediction: How many more Cheteshwar Pujaras can we produce?

India's Rahul Dravid
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With T20s set to be the future of the game and lesser and lesser appreciators of the traditional art left, we are heading towards a situation where the Geoffrey Boycotts, Rahul Dravids, Nick Comptons and Cheteshwar Pujaras become an extinct breed.

“The young generation does understand my game. Then, Test matches are getting fewer day by day, there are more white-ball games happening. So they won’t copy my style because my batting approach suits Test cricket (more). It’s not that I cannot change gears, I can play in shorter formats too. Many people have not seen me bat in white-ball cricket on TV. I know I take some time (to get in) but that’s the way I have been taught when growing up,” Cheteshwar Pujara said in a recent interview.

Pujara, who scored 11 off 42, 11 off 81, 54 off 140 and 24 off 88 in has last four Test innings, is one of the last few of the dying breed of Test batsmen.

With much more incentive attached to slam-bang cricket with the rise of T20s and leagues across the world, there are hardly any batsmen left around the world who are either capable of or find merit in grinding it out.

 With T20s set to be the future of the game and lesser and lesser appreciators of the traditional art left, we are probably heading towards a situation where the Geoffrey Boycotts, Rahul Dravids, Nick Comptons and Cheteshwar Pujaras become an extinct breed.

Which other batsman in world cricket do you think has the ability to grind it out like Pujara? Let us know here @Cricket_World

 

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