“We are confident and there is lot of backing from team management. We have always been learning from Sunny bhai and whenever I have spoken to him, he has always been supportive,” said Cheteshwar Pujara on being asked if he and Rahane felt the pressure after legendary Sunil Gavaskar had predicted that second innings could be their last chance
“Yes, there are times when you are going through bad form, there will be questions but we are confident players. Myself and Ajinkya and we know we are working hard on our game and there’s a saying form is temporary but class is permanent and it applies here. We have done well in past and management has showed a lot of faith in us and it has paid for sure and once batter is back in form, you keep scoring runs and keep going up and up,” said Cheteshwar Pujara after end of day’s play.
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“The team management has always been supportive except the outside noise, coaching staff, captain everyone has been behind the players. There are times when you don’t get too many runs but important is to follow right routine and keep working on game because at times, you won’t get runs but if you follow the right processes, you will get runs and this is what has happened. I am sure this form will continue.”, added Cheteshwar Pujara
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Cheteshwar Pujara also backed Rishabh Pant who received a lot of flak for charging down the track to Kagiso Rabada and throwing his wicket away both by former cricketers and fans on Social Media.
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“We all know that Rishabh plays an attacking game. While he didn’t get runs in this game, he will surely come good in the coming games,” Pujara said.