The 2nd Test match at Delhi commencing on 17th February promises to be a thrilling one. The Men in Blue would be well aware of the fact that the mighty Aussies would be well prepared this time after a humiliating defeat in the opening Test match. The veteran batter Cheteshwar Pujara had a rare failure where he played a bizarre shot.
Australia will have to toil the bowlers before playing aggressively. There are reports that state that Travis Head would come back into playing 11 as he can also provide crucial breakthroughs to the team. The Aussies should take a leaf out of England’s 2012 Test Series triumph where England won the Series after losing the 1st Test match.
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Cheteshwar Pujara on the 100th Test Match Landmark
Cheteshwar Pujara was seen attending a press conference ahead of the 2nd Test Match at Delhi and was asked about the 100th Test Match.
“There is a lot more to achieve. I am definitely satisfied and really excited to play this hundredth Test match. But at the same time, we are playing an important series. So, hopefully, we win this Test match and move on to win another Test match which will ensure we will qualify for the WTC final,” said Cheteshwar Pujara.
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“My dream is to win a WTC final for the Indian team, which didn’t happen in the last final. But hopefully, once we qualify, we move towards that. Playing 100 Tests means a lot to me and my family, my father has played an important role, he will be here tomorrow. I am thankful to my family for their support,” he added.
Cheteshwar Pujara on Tough Phase
Cheteshwar Pujara was left out against Sri Lanka Test Series in 2022 and many thought that he won’t represent India again.
“It was challenging. I was playing county and was in constant touch with Rahul bhai and Vicky paaji (Vikram Rathour) on areas I need to work and there was clear communication on that,” said Cheteshwar Pujara.
“Patience does not come on its own; you need mental strength for that. Preparation is the key, I scored runs at junior cricket, and age group cricket. It requires hard work. Over a period of time and I think when you focus on your game, eventually, you will succeed,” he added.
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