Team management backs my approach, don’t pay attention to social media: Cheteshwar Pujara
By: Sports Desk |

Updated: March 19, 2020 7:00:24 pm


Cheteshwar Pujara (File Photo/AP)

Cheteshwar Pujara, who has grow to be one of many most dependable batsmen in the India Test team over time however has nonetheless been dogged by query marks over his strike price, says he feels no strain as a result of the India group management – together with skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri – worth his model of play.

“I don’t think there is too much talk (inside the team on strike rate). In media, it is described differently but the team management has been backing me on this completely. There is no pressure from the captain, coach or anyone else,” Pujara, who’s presently getting much-needed household time due to the Covid-19 outbreak, advised PTI on Thursday.

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“I just want to clarify that when it comes to strike rate people start pointing towards the team management’s take on it, but there is no pressure on me at all. The team management understands my style of play and its importance,” he stated.

The 32-year-old from Rajkot was on the receiving finish of questions as soon as once more on social media as he laboured his manner to 66 off 237 balls within the Ranji Trophy remaining towards Bengal. His knock was finally a part of a game-changing stand with Arpit Vasavada as Saurashtra lifted their maiden title.

On that, Pujara stated, “The question that was asked on social media (during Ranji final) was why am I taking so long to score X number of runs? Whether I pay attention to that, no, I don’t. My job is to make sure that the team wins at all times.”

“I know I can”t be a David Warner or Virender Sehwag but when a traditional batsman takes time there may be nothing incorrect in that,” he added.

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