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Cheteshwar Pujara on Rahul Dravid

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Rahul Sharad Dravid,
Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara

Printed on: Nov 24, 2021

Indian batter Cheteshwar Pujara has acknowledged that Rahul Dravid coming in as coach of the Indian crew will assist not solely the youthful gamers however senior gamers like him as properly. It’s no secret that Pujara has modelled his sport on Dravid. Actually, he took over the No. 3 spot in India’s Check crew following Dravid’s retirement.

The Indian legend took over as head coach in the course of the T20I collection towards New Zealand. The 2-match Check collection towards the Kiwis can be his first project within the longer model of the sport. Talking at a press convention forward of the primary Check, which begins in Kanpur on November 25, Pujara admitted that Dravid’s presence can be helpful.

He mentioned, “It should assist many 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 collection, so all of us are trying ahead to his steerage. The quantity of expertise he has as a participant and coach of the crew, helps.”

The 33-year-old was beneath stress in England after a poor begin to the Check collection and was criticised for being too gradual. He admitted {that a} change in mindset helped him flip a nook as he scored 91 at Leeds and a half-century at The Oval.

“Sure, I really feel so. On the subject of performing, the mindset was just a little completely different however in terms of method I do not suppose there was a serious change in method. It was simply the strategy and I used to be just a little fearless which helps,” Pujara agreed.

He added that he wouldn’t put an excessive amount of stress on your self and simply attempt to go there and benefit from the sport reasonably. The veteran batter defined, “That was the mindset throughout England collection. Up to now preparation has been good and experiences of enjoying in Indian circumstances will assist in the subsequent couple of Checks.”

Pujara has been appointed vice-captain for the primary Check since Virat Kohli has been rested and Ajinkya Rahane would take over management duties for the opening Check. The primary Check of the two-match collection can be performed in Kanpur from November 25.

–By A Cricket Correspondent

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