The wait is almost over for the Indian cricket fans as Team India is all geared up to face Australia down under in a tough series. The team has already reached Sydney and are down to practice. India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara was seen sweating it out at the nets with immense concentration. With Virat Kohli not available for three Tests, Pujara will be India’s main man with the bat and therefore it’s imperative that he stays ready to bat ad bat time for India.
Meanwhile, the BCCI posted a video of Pujara’s intense training session on their official Twitter handle. In the process, they warned the Australian bowlers to be ready for the Test series. More than anything else, it was a light banter from the world’s richest cricket board.
“The wait is over @cheteshwar1 is back in the nets and is back to doing what he loves the most. Bowlers be prepared for a long workout” BCCI captioned the video.
BCCI Shares Video of Cheteshwar Pujara’s Intense Training Session
Pujara scored 523 runs in four Tests with three centuries the last time India went to Australia. Team India would hope for a repeat of the same from Pujara’s bat this time around as well. He faced the likes of Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini and Mohammed Shami in the training session.
Cheteshwar Pujara denied from talking anything about his batting technique. He said that he prefers keeping things to himself about his batting.
“The technical aspect is something that I can’t discuss. I prefer not talking about it. It’s a strategic thing which can’t be divulged. Even during the last tour, my preparation was good, I am confident that I am able to repeat the same preparation before this series also. I always try and add a few more things in my game, which will help me get better,” he said.
India will face Australia in a limited-overs series to start off the tour. The series begins with three ODIs from November 27, followed by three T20Is. The four-match Test series starts from December 17.