Cheteshwar Pujara, a veteran of Indian exhibition matches, amazed many spectators with his battle in the Royal London One Day Cup. Pujara, who amassed 624 runs from 9 games with an unprecedented strike rate of 111.62, became the second-highest scorer in the league thanks to a few quick hundreds.
At the ripe old age of 34, Pujara came to the table to discuss the development of his style after his side Sussex were eliminated from the competition in the semi-final of the tournament.
This is definitely another side of my game: Cheteshwar Pujara
The batsman told The Cricket Podcast that the Indian Premier League’s bench seat policy at his team, Chennai Super Kings, inspired him to pick up new skills.
“This is definitely another side of my game. There’s no doubt about it. The pitches were good, somewhat flat, but even on those surfaces you have to have the intention to score with a higher hitting speed. This is something I always do. worked on.
“I was part of CSK a year before and when I wasn’t playing any matches and saw the guys getting ready, I told myself if I wanted to play the shorter format. I used to put a big price on my wicket, but in the shorter formats you still want to put your shots into your game,” Pujara said on The Cricket Podcast.
Executing shots during training gave me confidence: Cheteshwar Pujara
Known for his resilience under pressure and for protecting the team’s No. 4 batsman, Pujara was observed making aggressive use of the entire playing surface. The athlete mentioned the same and indicated that he expects to succeed in the shorter format because a lot of work has gone into it.
“I worked on it for the Royal London One-Day Cup. I went with Grant and spoke to him that there are some photos I want to work on. When we were training, he told me that I do it very well and that gave me confidence.
“I thought if I could keep working on some of the loft shots that could help me and if I can execute those, I could be successful even in shorter formats,” added Pujara.
He had previously been benched from the Test team and was ordered to return to domestic cricket to recover form.
Pujara, on the other hand, traveled to England to play in the county league, where he regained his form.
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