Sunil Gavaskar, the legendary Indian cricketer, believes that under duress, Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane may only have one more innings to save their Test careers. On the first day of the second Test in Johannesburg, Pujara and Rahane were both dismissed by South African pacer Duanne Olivier.

“After those two dismissals, both Pujara and Rahane probably have only the next innings to salvage their Test careers,” Gavaskar observed during the commentary. After their repeated failures, Gavaskar admitted that there have been doubts regarding their place in the playing XI.

“There have been doubts about their place in the team, and now they just have one innings remaining after these two dismissals. If there is another innings, and India is going in the right direction, it appears that there will be another for them to score and maybe keep their position in the team “According to the former India captain. After dismissing Pujara, Olivier celebrated his return to international cricket. Then Rahane’s wicket added to the tally. Rahane was out for a duck while Pujara scored three runs from 33 balls.

Pujara hasn’t produced a Test century since January 2019, and Rahane has been inconsistent and awful in recent months. South Africa bowled India out for 202 in their first innings on the opening day of the second Test at the Wanderers on Monday, with rookie bowler Marco Jansen taking four wickets.

After winning the toss and electing to bat on a pitch that they expected to reward the batsmen, the 21-year-old Jansen recorded outstanding figures of 4-31 in 17 overs after India won the toss and decided to bat on a wicket that they expected to reward the batsmen. India had already been dealt a blow when captain Virat Kohli was forced to withdraw from the test due to an upper back ailment, but stand-in skipper KL Rahul struck 50 in his bid to lead from the front.

Ravichandran Ashwin contributed a potentially useful 46, but the batsmen had a dismal day after their overwhelming performance in the first test, which India won by 113 runs in Pretoria last week. Duanne Olivier, making his first appearance in the test arena in almost three years, and Kagiso Rabada finished with identical 3-64 results.