Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant added a 119-run stand to bring India back into the game after they were reduced to 73 for 4 inside the first session. Courtesy of their stand, India ended their third day on 257/6. This happened after England piled up 578 in their first innings with Root scoring 218 and getting able support from Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope and Dom Bess and the openers.
Meanwhile, India’s number three, spoke in the press conference after the game about how the day panned out for India. Pujara scored 73 off 143 balls while Pant’s 91 came off just 88 balls. Pujara said that Pant needs to be a bit more sensible while batting and put the team first.
Rishabh Pant Needs To Be More Sensible: Cheteshwar Pujara
“The communication to Pant is to try and make him understand the shots he can play and avoid. There are times where he has to understand that he has to put the team first and be sensible, he has done that most of the time” said Pujara on Rishabh Pant.
Cheteshwar Pujara further said he needs to have a bit more patience than he has and that he will learn from his mistakes as his career progresses. Rishabh Pant has three nineties to his name in Indian conditions and 28 has hit 28 sixes already in his short Test career.
“There are times when he can be a little more patient and build a partnership with whoever is there. Because whenever he is there and he bats a bit longer, he gets a big one. So I’m sure he’ll learn, he has a bright future, he will learn from his mistakes,” Cheteshwar Pujara said.