India vs New Zealand, 1st Test: Looking forward to work with Rahul Dravid, says Cheteshwar Pujara | Cricket News

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KANPUR: Rahul Dravid‘s entry into the dressing room is a win-win scenario for Cheteshwar Pujara, whose recreation is modelled on present India head coach’s tight defensive method.
“It is going to assist a lot of the gamers, particularly younger gamers who’ve labored with Rahul bhai throughout U-19 and India A days. Even skilled gamers like us, I’ve performed with Rahul bhai.
“I’ve labored with him throughout A sequence, so all of us are wanting ahead to his steerage. The quantity of expertise he has as a participant and coach of the group, helps,” Pujara mentioned forward of the group’s coaching session.
It wasn’t an alteration in method however a fearless strategy that has introduced the enjoyment again in batting for Pujara, who will not put undue stress of efficiency on himself.

Pujara insisted that not having a Take a look at hundred in three years would not perturb him so long as his 80s and 90s are coming in successful causes.
Did he suppose that his aggressive strategy in England Checks after going through criticism for ‘lack of intent’, helped him?
“Sure, I really feel so. In relation to performing, the mindset was a little bit completely different however in relation to method I do not suppose there was a significant change in method. It was simply the strategy and I used to be a little bit fearless which helps,” Pujara answered to a question from PTI forward of group’s coaching session.
He did admit in a roundabout method that he was placing an excessive amount of stress on himself earlier, which has modified since he scored 91 and 61 at Leeds and Oval at a good clip.
“You needn’t put an excessive amount of stress on your self and simply try to go there and benefit from the recreation relatively than worrying an excessive amount of about what is going on round.
“That was the mindset throughout England sequence. Thus far preparation has been good and experiences of taking part in in Indian situations will assist in the subsequent couple of Checks,” the senior batter, who can be vice-captain for the series-opener, mentioned.

For Pujara, lack of Take a look at hundred since January, 2019 is not an issue.
“So far as my hundred is worried, when it has to occur it’s going to occur. My job is to bat nicely for the group and it is not that I have not been getting runs. I’ve received 80s and 90s. So long as I’m batting nicely and contributing for the group, I’m not bothered about my hundred. It is matter of 1 innings,” he made it clear.
I’d have nonetheless mentored juniors had I not been vice-captain
Pujara believes that added duty helps however it doesn’t imply that he won’t attain out juniors with no designation.
“Added duty can work in your favour as you’ll be able to share expertise with kids. Even when I’m not vice-captain, I try to share my experiences as a lot as I can and supreme focus is about Indian group.”
Rahane is only one innings away from large rating
His captain for the primary Take a look at, Ajinkya Rahane has not been in the very best for type for the final two years however Pujara is assured {that a} high quality participant like him will not keep quiet for a very long time.
“He is a good participant however there are occasions when a participant goes by robust occasions and that is a part of the sport. So there can be ups and downs however he’s a assured participant, one who works very onerous on his recreation and I’m very positive and he is only one innings away from getting a giant rating.
“As soon as he will get a giant hundred, he’ll again in type. He has been working onerous within the nets and I’ve been seeing the way in which he has been batting. He’s in good contact,” Pujara mentioned.

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