Star Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has lauded Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon for his outstanding bowling that he has been doing in the last 5 years. On Thursday, Lyon was once again on the mark as team India took on Australia in the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
Nathan Lyon bowled crucial line and lengths and seemed to constantly trouble the pair of Cheteshwar Pujara and Indian skipper Virat Kohli. He managed to pick the former’s wicket at a very important time in the game to break the partnership that was once again cruising to crush Australian dreams.
Now, Cheteshwar Pujara has lauded the veteran off-spinner stating that his game has improved a lot in the last 5 years and he has gone on to become one of the modern-day greats.
Cheteshwar Pujara Heaps Praise On Nathan Lyon
“Lyon has improved as a bowler in the last four-five years. He likes to bowl and he wants to bowl as many overs as possible. His line length is very good and has improved a lot, I feel,” Pujara said during a virtual press conference.
“That’s something that helps him and he likes taking the challenge and he is someone who enjoys his bowling. But as a batsman, I feel you got to be prepare and try and score as many runs possible,” he added.
Cheteshwar Pujara Opens Up On His Maiden Pink-Ball Experience In Australia
Cheteshwar Pujara faced more than a ton of balls in his first Pink-ball outing in Australia as he was once again looking deadly dangerous for the Kangaroos like he was back in the last tour in 2018.
Speaking on his first pink-ball experience in Australia, Pujara said, “The more you play (against the) pink ball, you get used to it. But I feel there is enough in it for fast bowlers and the way they bowled we had to build a partnership.”
“I don’t think it was a flat pitch where you can start playing your shots and keep scoring runs. So it’s a pitch where you need to give enough time as a batsman,” he added.
Team India look in all sorts of trouble at the end of Day 1 of the first Test match as the hosts have managed to clinch 6 wickets for only 233 runs and India’s tale might be cut short when the Aussies come out to bowl on the second day.