Cheteshwar Pujara can be tried in shorter format: Sunil Gavaskar

Cheteshwar Pujara

On Indian bowlers' performance in comparison to their English counterparts, Gavaskar felt that the visitors bowled a bit short.

"England bowlers are perhaps not used to bowling with the SG ball and that is one of the reasons they were not able to get the contrast swing which Umesh Yadav and Zaheer Khan were able to get," he said.

"Zaheer and Umesh were bowling a much fuller length while the English bowlers were bowling just short of length than they are used to in England or on Australian surfaces. If you want to succeed as a bowler in India you got to bowl a much fuller length. You got to get the batsman committed on the front-foot, committed into playing attacking shots. That is where you can get wickets," Gavaskar insisted.

Gavaskar, meanwhile, dismissed the exchange of words between Pragyan Ojha and Stuart Broad as a "storm in the cup".

"That was an over reaction," the former India captain said.

On the prospect of Harbhajan Singh making a comeback into the Indian team, Gavaskar said: "He certainly seems to be ver keen on making a comeback to the team and given that (Ravichandran) Ashwin was not as effective as he is used to, Harbhajan may be sniffing a small opportunity."

Asked whether India might go in with three spinners in the matches to come, Gavaskar said that was only possible if India goes in with just five batsmen, which is quite unlikely to happen.

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