Pujara a big score away from regaining confidence: Dravid
India A and U-19 teams coach Rahul Dravid has said it is just a matter of time before out-of-form Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara gets back into his run scoring ways, insisting he is just a big innings away from regaining his confidence.
Pujara, India’s usual No.3 Test batsman, has endured a prolonged batting slump that saw him lose his position in the team. Pujara is currently the captain of the India A team. India A are scheduled to play two four-day matches, slated between July 22 and 25 and from July 29 to August 1 in Chennai against the visiting Australia A side. “A player like Pujara will find the way, he has got the desire, the hunger, he is looking to get better, he has got the technique, and he is keen to improve. It is just matter of time that he comes back and get a chance to play in the eleven and one or two scores will change things for him,” Dravid was quoted as saying by bcci.tv on Sunday.
Pujara has ben a sound run scorer since he began playing first class cricket in 2005. However, during India’s England and Australia tours last year, Pujara went through a low scoring phase, failing to score a century in eight Tests.