IPL 2021: I can’t take England lightly, I want to play IPL 2021: Cheteshwar Pujara.
Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021: Reliable Team India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara in talks with NDTV reveals historic victory over Australia, the upcoming English series and the 2021 Indian Premier League.
Pujara says the middle-order Indian drummers did better than the Australian team and that is why India made history in Australia. He also thinks that the character and courage of the young guys is great, which will help them in the future.
“Australia is a great country to play cricket, they give us a tough competition but the courage and character of the Indian cricketers was amazing. Adelaide’s low score was hard to digest, but we took the remaining games as a three-game test series ”. Pujara told NDTV.
“Australia did well in the first test and failed to do it in the second. We hit hard after coming together in the humiliating loss and that was the game plan.
Cheteshwar Pujara hitting Gaba looked unfazed as he took multiple hits, but he was standing up against the Australian’s bouncers. Pujara, even after taking many hits, got India into the race.
Speaking of the beatings he took, Pujara said: “There is a small blood clot on the shoulder but everything is settled now. I have recovered well.
“I had all the protections, I wore helmets but the blow to the finger was huge and it was painful. I thought my finger was no longer with me.
“I took the hit on my finger in the net in Melbourne and took it to Sydney. But when the same finger was hit in Brisbane, it was unbearable for me ”. Pujara said.
Ready for the England series: Cheteshwar Pujara
Pujara is ready for the next challenge in the coming days and believes it won’t be an easy task against England.
“Ready for the English series. The main goal is to qualify for the ICC World Test Championship now. They play cricket well in India and have swept Sri Lanka. We will not take them lightly.
Pujara also says he wants to be part of the upcoming IPL and that he will do well there.
“I really want to play IPL. Considering the opportunity, I’m confident enough to do well there too.
“I never felt like I had been a victim of racial violence. I had a wonderful time playing for Yorkshire. I don’t know if the name “Steve” was used for me in this way. A friend over there had a hard time pronouncing my name, ” Pujara concludes.
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