Cheteshwar Pujara has heaped compliments on a particular Australian bowler who he believes has improved a lot. The right-handed batsman scored valuable 43 runs on the first day of the day and night Test at Adelaide. Pujara after the end of a competing day’s play acknowledged spinner Aussie Nathan Lyon.
The Australian off-spinner again bowled splendidly at Pujara today and eventually took his big wicket. Pujara appreciated Lyon and reckons that the spinner has become a top-class bowler in the last 5 years. The Indian batsman continued that Lyon has brilliant control over his line and length and always wants to bowl a lot of overs for his side.
Cheteshwar Pujara Lauds Nathan Lyon
Also, Pujara added that when he faces Lyon in a test match he prepares completely and tries to score runs against him. Overall in 96 test matches so far, Lyon has picked 390 wickets at an average of 31 including 18 five-wicket hauls.
“Lyon has improved as a bowler in the last four-five years. He likes to bowl and he wants to bowl as many overs as possible. His line length is very good and has improved a lot, I feel”, Pujara said during a virtual press conference.
“That’s something that helps him and he likes taking the challenge and he is someone who enjoys his bowling. But as a batsman, I feel you got to be prepare and try and score as many runs possible”, he added.
Meanwhile, Pujara also revealed his experience of playing against the pink ball for the very time away from home. As usual, Pujara consumed a lot of deliveries today and played a hard-fought knock against a quality Australia bowling attack. The batsman pointed out that it’s about spending time at the wicket against the pink ball as things get slightly easier once you get set.
“The more you play pink ball, you get used to it. But I feel there is enough in it for fast bowlers and the way they bowled we had to build a partnership”.
“I don’t think it was a flat pitch where you can start playing your shots and keep scoring runs. So it’s a pitch where you need to give enough time as a batsman,” he added.