Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg talked about how Pujara might approach England’s bowling during the series. He said that he expects nothing different from Pujara and even predicted the number of balls he will face.
Earlier this year India scripts a record breaking winning in Gabba Test by beating Australia in Border Gavaskar Trophy. Pujara plays a crucial role in last two test and paved the way for India to beat the Australia.
Brad Hogg Praises Pujara
Pujara scored 278 runs from 928 deliveries by playing 8 innings of 4 Test matches. Netizens praises him as the next WALL for the team India after Rahul Dravid. His crucial 77 off 205 deliveries plays an important role in 3rd Test match which results in draw.
His innings of 56 in the last Test proved to be a memorable on as he took 11 body blows during his stay at the crease but continued to bat on. India eventually chased down Australia’s target to win the Test series 2-1.
“(Cheteshwar) Pujara, I reckon, is going to play some 997 balls for the series in these four Test matches. Dig in, and watch him block away,” Hogg said on his Youtube channel.
Joe Root hails Pujara
England captain Joe Root also hailed Cheteshwar Pujara as he said that the India No. 3 is a ‘fantastic player’ and is going to be a ‘huge wicket’ for them.
“I think he is a fantastic player, I had the pleasure of playing a couple of games with him for Yorkshire. To learn from him and speak about batting, was really interesting.
“Playing against him and being on the wrong end of him scoring some runs, you learn from those kinds of innings. You have seen his importance and what he adds to the Indian team, he is going to be a huge wicket for us, no doubt,” said Root.