Cheteshwar Pujara does not feel any regret for not scoring a century in the first Test match between India and Bangladesh because he would gladly take his knock of 90 runs on a “tough track” that, according to him, will only become harder over the course of the match.
Cheteshwar Pujara and Shreyas Iyer scored 149 runs for the fifth wicket before India lost their reliable No. 3 batsman. Iyer made 82 runs in his turn at the crease. Axar Patel, an all-rounder, was also dismissed in rapid succession, and Indian finished the first day with a score of 278 for 6.
“It is not an easy pitch to bat on, so the fact that I did well today is even more satisfying given the difficulty of the pitch. When you’re trying to put your team in a position to win, you sometimes have to look at more than three figures “During the post-game press conference, Pujara shared his thoughts.
Although Cheteshwar Pujara hasn’t made a century in almost four years, this is perhaps the most assured he’s looked against any bowling attack in recent memory. Recent events have occurred.
“Today I am feeling incredibly delighted, and the fact that I did not obtain a mark in the three figures does not worry me at all. I have been hitting the ball well, and if I continue to do so, it won’t be long before I get it “said the player, who had another month and a half to go before becoming 35 years old.
As far as Cheteshwar Pujara is concerned, the pitch at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium is a result-oriented one, and spinners are expected to play a significant role in the overall result.
“It would appear that there will be a result, and we were in need of some runs. My partnership with Shreyas was crucial, as was the one I shared with Rishabh, because there was a point in the innings when we were three wickets down “Pujara added.
Even though he recognised that he might not have gotten that many runs, the fact that they scored 350 runs in the first innings could prove to be important.
“Things would have been in a far better place if we had finished the day with 4 or even 5 wickets in our possession. On a pitch that offers turn and with three spinners in our lineup, I continue to believe that if we obtain 350 runs in the first innings, we will have done well given the conditions.
“Even when the fast bowlers are bowling, there is always one bowler that stays low. It will keep growing worse as time advances, “Pujara stated, offering his opinion on the song in question.
The inconsistent bounce will become the most difficult obstacle to overcome as the game goes on.
“There was some variation in the bounce, and the odd ball continued to stay low even after the introduction of the second new ball. When the ball becomes older and bowlers get tired, the game becomes more simpler. They are unable to continue bowling in the same regions for a longer period of time.
“In the case of Kookaburra, it is common knowledge that the first thirty overs are crucial. As soon as you go over that stage, it will get marginally less difficult. You still need to put in a lot of effort to concentrate, “he noted.
The batters should be concerned about the occasional ball that suddenly changes direction.
“It is not like all deliveries are turning. One ball turns over every over, which makes the situation even more precarious. You are going to get leg before or bowled if you hit that rare ball that will turn either back or away. This is hardly a music that will allow you to rest, “Pujara said.