Cheteshwar Pujara, the so-called new wall of India’s Test team, plays only red ball cricket for Team India, so it was very difficult for him to prepare for the Test series in Australia as he could not practice in India due to the Corona virus epidemic. The Saurashtra batsman faced all sorts of difficulties before visiting Australia as he was preparing for cricket with the red ball, while the rest of the Indian players were busy in the UAE in IPL 2020.
Pujara also said that he still hopes to play cricket with a white ball for India. Speaking to Sports Today, Pujara said, “I still want to play for Team India with a white ball, no doubt about it. Yes, at the same time it becomes difficult when other people are practicing some matches. I did not have a practice match before the tour of Australia after the lockdown. So it became a bit difficult to prepare for that big series. Otherwise I would have played some first class matches without Corona. ”
He added: “There weren’t a lot of first class matches that I could play because of the covid lockdown.” I played only one match (warmup match) before the Test series started, rhythm as a batsman, it was difficult to regain concentration. It was difficult for me, but since I played a few more matches I got the rhythm to play properly in Test matches (to bat in Australia). “Pujara, who scored close to 500 in the last tour of Australia, batted well this time but did not score big. However he played the most balls in the series. Pujara has played 5 ODIs for India, but could not score 60 runs.