Pujara hopes to turn it around in Australia
He claims to have corrected the technical glitch that affected his performance during the forgettable tour of England earlier this year and Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is confident that his scoring touch will return in the upcoming Test series against Australia.
Speaking to the media ahead of the opening Test starting December 9 at the Adelaide Oval, Pujara said the poor run he endured in the Test series against England this past summer was just a “blip”. “As a player, I feel there are always some tough times in your career. And the England tour was one of those series. You learn from your failures and failures have taught me so many things. When you are successful you don’t worry about your game or your mental strength. So when you fail, naturally there are questions asked and that’s the time to grow up as a cricketer and handle that pressure.
Overall I have done well wherever I have played and England was just a blip in that respect. It was just one of those tours where nothing went my way. As a team also we didn’t do very well there. Overall we have done well as a unit in the last one year travelling overseas and we are hopeful that we will do well on this upcoming tour as well,” he said.
Pujara had made his Test debut against Australia in the 2010-11 home series, but couldn’t hold on to a permanent spot in the team due to an injury and the selection merry-go-round.