One of India’s heroes in the famous win at Gabba, Cheteshwar Pujara has received a magical solution from his daughter to heal body blows that he took on the final day. His two-year-old daughter Aditi reacted that she will kiss where her father is hurt when he returns home. This is how Pujara has trained his daughter when she falls around and the pain vanishes when the wounds are kissed according to her which looks like a great medicine.
“When he comes home, I will kiss where he is hurt, he will be fine,” was how his two-year-old daughter Aditi reacted.“That’s what I do to her when she falls, so she believes that a kiss can heal every wound,” Pujara said to Indian Express on the body blows he received.
I Am Not In The Habit Of Taking Pain- Killers – Cheteshwar Pujara
Pujara who had a successful tour of Australia for the second time in a row was keen to notify that he doesn’t take pain killers and he has got used to getting hit while playing for long hours. He also cherished the 2018-2019 moments where India won their first series on Australian soil. He also wanted to clarify that he didn’t want to risk his wicket by gloving to the bouncy balls and hence he had put his body on the line.
“From my early days, I am not in the habit of taking pain- killers. That’s why my threshold to bear pain is pretty high. You play for so long, you get used to getting hit”. told Cheteshwar Pujara to Indian Express.
“In case I took my hand up to defend it, there was a risk that I would glove the ball. Considering the match situation and how we couldn’t afford to lose wickets, I decided to let the ball hit my body,” he added.
A True Warrior Who Battled Hard To Win
Pujara indeed is a true warrior with the number of balls he faced in the series is really astonishing. He had made three of his slowest fifties in this particular tour which shows the amount of hard work he has put in to stay at the crease. His two fifties in the Sydney test saved the match for India from the verge of a defeat while his 56 in Brisbane in the fourth innings helped the likes of Rishabh Pant and Shubman Gill to score quickly allowing India to go for a series win.
With the contributions of Pujara and Gill, Rishabh Pant finished off the chase and India won the series 2-1 at Gabba.