Cheteshwar Pujara was commended by Sunil Gavaskar for displaying the qualities required of a successful Test hitter.
India was beaten by Australia for 163 runs in the third Test match, which is presently being played in Indore. Pujara made 59 runs in the second innings. To win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy after four games, the visitors must score 76 runs in the bottom of the last inning.
Gavaskar expressed his love for Cheteshwar Pujara when reliving the day’s events on Star Sports, saying:
Cheteshwar Pujara showed perseverance, skill, and intention in that order. Every time he had a remote chance to punch the ball, he was scoring runs. Every time he had the opportunity, he stepped outside and drove the ball. He even hammered a six in the end after stepping out.
His purpose was always to score runs, and he didn’t simply have to stand on the pitch, he said, demonstrating the Saurashtra hitter’s skill at adjusting his game to the demands of the game. As he was trying to exhaust the bowlers, we saw his innings in Sydney and Brisbane. Cheteshwar Pujara has a wealth of information.
During his 59-run innings, Pujara faced 142 deliveries and blasted five fours and a six. The ball from Nathan Lyon was well taken by Steve Smith at leg slip, making him the ninth Indian wicket to fall.
“Cheteshwar Pujara’s defensive prowess is his strongest skill” Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar responded, “Absolutely, because you need a certain type of temperament and attitude for that, where you have to demonstrate patience. That’s why Pujara’s performance on that particular day was completely different from that of the other Indian hitters. You should apply the proper technique. If you have the striking ability, you can score runs in white-ball cricket even if you don’t have a strong bowling stroke.