In the Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara recently recalled a couple of matches where he had to hit a few blows on his body for the team. Cheteshwar Pujara made his Test debut in 2010 and after three years became India’s regular number three in Tests. The right-handed batsman underlines that they call him ‘the rock’ because of his ability to withstand the storm.
Although Cheteshwar Pujara has not fared very well in Australia recently, his increase in occupation played a key role in India’s victory. The Saurashtra batsman has amassed more than 6,000 runs in 83 Tests at 45.86, with 18 centuries to go. While Pujara’s recent form has declined, he has not scored hundreds in two years, but remains a critical part of the Test squad.
Cheteshwar Pujara said there are times when one has to face the bullet, especially in overseas conditions. The 33-year-old also talked about the importance of patience and temperament and claims why people call him ‘the rock’.
‘There are times when you have to face the bullet. If you are batting at the top of the order for the Indian team, especially overseas, you need to have a lot of courage. You have to have a lot of patience and temperament. There are a few turns where I had to take the bullet and that is why they call me the ‘rock’, ” Pujara told the BBC’s Test Match Special Podcast.
It was difficult to judge the ball of the ball: Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara recalls the tour to India through Australia, where the reflection was uneven and the ball kept hitting his body. The right-handed batsman reveals that he told himself that he would not let the ball hit the gloves or bat. Therefore, it was Pujara’s game plan in Australia for any deliveries that were short behind.
‘It was difficult to judge the ball from the ball. And there were balls that hit my body. I just told myself that even if it touches my body, I will hold my hands. I do not want the ball to hit my gloves or bat. And that was mainly the game plan for everyone who is short behind. ” he added.