3 Teams that can pick Cheteshwar Pujara in IPL 2021 Auction
Can we see Cheteshwar Pujara in IPL 2021?
Updated - Feb 1, 2021 12:10 pm
One of the biggest hoaxes in T20 cricket is that the Test specialist can not make an impact in this format. As the T20 format arrived, everyone had an impression that only sloggers will be able to survive in this format. This fact was accepted everywhere, and as a result, the senior members of the Indian Cricket team decided not to participate in the inaugural ICC T20 world cup. Then, a series of youngsters came into the squad and lifted the trophy under a young captain!
Well, the fans might have overlooked the ideology here. The seniors did not participate in the World T20 because they wanted to give the youngsters a chance. This never meant that Test batsmen are not credible enough to play in the shortest format of the game. But, it did affect some careers.
The man we are talking about is Cheteshwar Pujara. It was Pujara’s heroic effort that laid the foundation of an emphatic victory at the Gabba. However, the successor to Rahul Dravid has been unsuccessful to establish himself as the man for all seasons! Of late, Pujara has expressed his views of making it to IPL. Well, here are the 3 teams that can pick Cheteshwar Pujara in the IPL 2021 Auction:
3. Kings XI Punjab
The Kings XI Punjab was the most entertaining franchise last season. All the drama started during their first encounter with Delhi Capitals. The KL Rahul lead side lost in the super over. Another incident that proved to be costly later on was the umpiring error during that match. Well, umpiring errors were a usual thing last season!
However, after the inclusion of Chris Gayle, the team redeemed itself and they won multiple matches consecutively. But, their effort went into vain as they lost their final match against the Chennai Super Kings. Their middle-order failure was one of the main reasons for their exit from the tournament. They lacked a solid middle-order batsman who can play the role of the anchor.
But, if they are looking for a mentally strong batsman, who can play orthodox shots, well, Cheteshwar Pujara is the man for them. The senior top-order batsman has been constantly underrated and when in full flow, can score runs without any risks. Think of a situation when there is a batting order failure, well the only batsman who can save the team is Cheteshwar Pujara! Therefore, Kings XI Punjab is one of the teams that can pick Pujara in the upcoming auction.