Australian foot on top of the spear Pat Cummins describes Cheteshwar Pujara like a “brick wall” whose strap he once directed a captain They grow kohli returned home after the first test during the recent series against India.
Collie missed the last three tests of the series, which India won 2-1 when he returned home on paternity leave.
Cummins, who was Australia’s vice-captain for the four-match test series, said Pujara proved to be the deciding factor with his solid bat performances.
“My initial thought was that he (Pujara) was the brick wall, so after we opened its end, I thought it still made possible all three results in the game, and victory, and loss, and a draw. But even that was satisfactory: before the series, after we found out that Virat (Koli) would miss the last three tests, Pujara was the big leash for me.
“He was the deciding factor in the series a few years earlier – he was their rock in the middle – and I felt that much of the battle in the series would be played against him,” the speeding colleague was quoted as saying by Espncricinfo’s Cricket every month. .
“He was a huge deciding factor in pulling Sydney and then winning at Gabba, so he certainly made a big mark on the series.”
One of the highlights of the series was the race between Pujara and Cummins. While Cummins did better than Pujara five times in eight innings, Pujara made 271 runs as he faced 928 balls, which included key series in Sydney and Brisbane.
“After the first two games, I thought he (Pujara) might have to adapt to try to continue the game a bit more and put pressure on the bowlers,” said Cummins, who took 21 coffers from the four games.
“But if anything else, he went the other way. He said, ‘No, I know my game so well, I’ll just fight and take care of myself’ – whether it’s at the other end or later in his inning … he was there for a long time, only to face the difficult spells, bat and bat and bat … “
Cummins, 27, told the bowling alley that Pujara is a very difficult client to bow to because he is never afraid of anything.
“With someone who doesn’t seem to take the game, you feel like you can experiment a little bit more, maybe you’ll be a little more aggressive in bowling with a fuller touch, try to swing the ball, play with your fold position.
“But on the other hand, if the dough is good enough to go through that, and they can fight and puff, it doesn’t really matter what you do to them. It really comes down to the fact that if it doesn’t beat a lot of the time “You feel great and you love bowling. If he does, go, well, well, his method obviously works,” he said.
Pujara suffered many painful blows to his body in his compacted 56-stroke vigil with 211 balls to lay the groundwork for India’s historic three-wicket victory in the last test in Brisbane.
“… it’s incredibly rare for someone to be hit on their body and wear so many bruises without trying something … they really stuck to their processes,” Cummins said.
“… it’s like a pillow (Pujara’s soft hands). Just soft hands, play it incredibly late, you can understand why someone like that is so hard to take out because there are no edges flying towards the slider cord.”
Cummins also praised Rishabh Pant, who was one of the architects of India’s successful pursuit of Brisbane with an aggressive undefeated 89.
“He (Pant) is a player of the class, he takes over the game and from the outside he can look like a slap in the face, but he knows his game very well, he knows when to attack and what his points are to score, so before the next one take some time for that. “