India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara played down and missed a century on the opening day against Bangladesh in Chattogram on Wednesday, December 14. Putting the team in a winning position is more important than individual goals in sports, he said.
Pujara scored the highest score for India on the first day of the first Test. He hit 90 off 203 balls, hitting 11 fours. The No. 3 batsman has looked good since January 2019 and could register his first Test 100. However, he was knocked down several times before being brought down by Bangladesh left-arm spinner Taijul Islam.
Hit the ball first after winning the throw, India Down 278/6, Shreyas Iyer remains unbeaten with 82 off 169 balls. At a press conference after the show on opening day, Pujara Asked about missing another test hundred.
He preferred to look on the positive side and replied:
“The way I hit the ball, looking at the pitch, it’s not easy to hit the ball. I’m very happy with the way I hit the ball today. Sometimes, we’re just looking at the three-digit mark. But when you’re in the sport, the most It’s about trying to put the team in a position where we have a chance to win games.”
Reflecting on his own sacking, Pujara admits he was well delivered and there was little he could do about it. The 34-year-old said:
“You want to hit triple figures, but the way I hit the ball, and those 90 points, they matter to the team. It’s not just adding those 10 runs. It’s a good shot. I can’t do anything about it.”
Pujara was dismissed in the 85th inning of the Indian innings.he tried to Big Pearl, but the ball flew past his bat and continued to hit the stumps. If he reaches his centenary, the 34-year-old will register his first Test ton since the New Year’s Test against Australia in Sydney in 2019.
“You cannot play on this court” – Cheteshwar Pujara
While Chattogram has traditionally produced batting-friendly wickets, India found things were not so easy after winning the toss and bat first.in Pujara and Shreas Salvage Bureau.
Asked to evaluate the ground, Pujara described the course as one where you can’t survive playing time. He explained:
“It’s a good challenge. There’s no spin on every ball, so it’s more dangerous for the batsmen when the odd ball comes in. You can’t relax on this pitch. You can’t waste time on this pitch. One ball can get you out.”
While Pujara and Shreyas starred for India on Day 1 of Tests, left-arm spinner Taijul scored 3/84 for Bangladesh in 30 overs.