Indian Test specialist batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has lavished praise on his teammate and all format first-choice opener of team India Rohit Sharma for his sensational knock at Kennington Oval, London.
Rohit Sharma finally scored his first overseas Test century at Kennington Oval, London on Day 3 of the 4th Test match against England. Notably, England batsman Rory Burns faced a lot of backlashes as he dropped the catch of Rohit Sharma twice standing in the slips.
Meanwhile, after that Rohit Sharma fired and completed his remarkable century with a six off Moeen Ali’s bowling in the 64th over. Also, he added 153 runs with Cheteshwar Pujara to put India in a strong position.
“The way he was batting, it was pleasing to watch from the non-striker’s end”: Cheteshwar Pujara on Rohit Sharma
Cheteshwar Pujara told that Rohit Sharma already smashed a couple of half-centuries before and finally, he converted those half-centuries into a hundred. Also, Pujara said that it ‘was pleasing to watch from the non-striker’s end’ the way Rohit Sharma was executing his shots.
“He has been batting well throughout the series. He got a couple of fifties and it was time he converts those into a big one. And today was the day. The way he was batting, it was pleasing to watch from the non-striker’s end, he was timing the ball really well, good batting conditions, but still, some excellent shots which he played and which put us in a very good position in the game,”: Cheteshwar Pujara said
Notably, Pujara twisted his ankle while running on Day 3. While talking about that the 33-year-old revealed it is a little bit soar. Cheteshwar Pujara stated:
“Fingers crossed, nothing serious, hopefully, will get to know tomorrow. It’s a little bit soar, but it’s sweet pain. I didn’t want this, but I can’t help it,”
Meanwhile, when the Day 3 of the 4th Test ended India was in a strong position and they were having a good lead of 171 runs with Indian captain Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja on the crease.