India captain Virat Kohli has asked critics of No. 3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara to leave him alone. According to Kohli, Pujara has experience and the calibre to figure out the drawbacks in his game. While Pujara has played some stellar knocks for India in the past, he has struggled for runs over the last few series’ as a result of which his ultra-defensive approach has been questioned. As per some critics, Pujara’s slow batting is putting additional pressure on the rest of the batting line-up.
India’s No.3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara’s father Arvind has revealed that early setbacks in life and massive knocks in domestic and junior cricket have shaped the battle-hardened personality of the cricketer. Although Pujara did not score a hundred on the Australia tour, he played a significant role in blunting the opponents’ attack, facing 928 deliveries and scoring 271 runs with three fifties. At the Gabba, he took multiple hits on the body, but did not flinch.
ndian No.3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara defended his ‘slow’ batting tactics on Day 3 of the SCG Test against Australia, stating that he couldn’t have done anything better than what he was doing. Pujara scored 50 off 176 balls, his slowest Test fifty, but was dismissed soon after. The experienced Indian batsman termed Pat Cummins’ delivery to dismiss him as the ball of the series. India crumbled to 244 all out in their first innings, and Australia ended the day in command, with a significant overall lead of 197
India’s No.3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara reckons that Australia’s off-spinner Nathan Lyon, who dismissed him for the 10th time in Test cricket, has displayed tremendous improvement as a bowler in the last four-five years.
India's Test number three batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has praised former India captain Rahul Dravid for teaching him the significance of switching off from the game. Pujara replaced Dravid at the pivotal number three position in Tests for India, and is often hailed as his rightful successor.