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Pujara frustrated top-class Aussie attack to the point of submission: Ian Chappell

first_imgPujara frustrated top-class Aussie attack to the point of submission: Ian Chappell4th Test, Day 4, brief scores: India 622 for 7 declared (Pujara 193, Pant 159 not out, Jadeja 81, Lyon 4 for 178) vs Australia (300 all out; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5 for 99) & 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*), trail by 316 runs following on. Former Australia cricketer Ian Chappell heaped rich praise on Cheteshwar Pujara, saying he is one of the best blunter of bowling attacks in world cricket. advertisement Press Trust of India SydneyJanuary 6, 2019UPDATED: January 6, 2019 21:39 IST Cheteshwar Pujara is leading the batting charts in the ongoing series with 521 runs from seven innings (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTS4th Test Day 4, brief scores: India 622/7d (Pujara 193, Pant 159*) vs Australia (300; Harris 79, Kuldeep 5/99) & 6/0 (Harris 2*, Khawaja 4*) at stumps, trail by 316 runs following-onIan Chappell said Australia were too focussed on Virat Kohli that Pujara snuck up from behind and hurt them Cheteshwar Pujara tops the batting charts in the ongoing series with 521 runs from 7 inningsNormally not known to be generous with superlatives, the great Ian Chappell found Cheteshwar Pujara “worthy of many privileges” in Virat Kohli’s “kingdom” for his tenacity and tons of runs.Pujara grafted his way to three centuries in the ongoing Test series against Australia, playing a key role in India’s dominance.”Not only did Pujara single-handedly bring the Australian bowlers to their knees he also paved the way for his team-mates to deliver the killer blows,” Chappell wrote in a column for ESPNCricinfo.While India are on the verge of completing a maiden Test series win in Australia, the former captain was not with praising Pujara.”Kohli may be the king of Indian cricket but Pujara has proven to be his loyal ally and worthy of many privileges in the kingdom. Many good things have happened for India in this series, not the least of them being victory, and most have emanated from the stubborn defiance of Pujara.”The eldest of the famous Chappell brothers, he added, “In scoring three centuries in a series in Australia, he joined an illustrious compatriot, the equally defiant Sunil Gavaskar, who achieved a similar feat in 1977-78.”In accumulating 521 runs in seven innings, Pujara was at the crease for a mammoth 1867 minutes and was not tempted by a high percentage of the 1258 balls he faced.”The other side of Cheteshwar PujaraFrom Game of Thrones references, an open challenge to beat him in table tennis to the silliest way he’s gotten out till date – we catch @cheteshwar1 in a never seen before avatar – by @28anandhttps://t.co/XEWDTdjWnB pic.twitter.com/2okHsZxyJeadvertisementBCCI (@BCCI) January 4, 2019’Pujara snuck up from behind and executed the perfect mugging’That the home team was entirely focussed on how to tackle Kohli prior to the series may have helped Pujara to play at ease.”While the Australian cricket team was keeping a wary eye on Virat Kohli, Pujara snuck up from behind and executed the perfect mugging. In addition to helping India win a series for the first time in Australia, he frustrated a top-class opposition attack to the point of submission.”The fast bowlers were worn to a frazzle by the end of the Indian first innings at the SCG, and India’s lower order, who for much of the series were the ducks in the shooting gallery, scored frequently and freely.”The series Down Under was a far cry from the tour of England where Pujara was dropped at the start of the series, which India lost 1-4.”Pujara is the most effective blunter of an attack in a cricket world where currently bludgeoning is the favoured submission hold. If he didn’t invent the term ‘bat time’, Pujara is certainly a disciple of the method.”The prolonged standing ovation Pujara received (at SCG) even though he had just put the nail in the coffin of an Australian side that was trying to rid itself of the ugly stain of Cape Town was testament to the esteem with which the Indian batsman is held.”If they had a hall of fame for batting obduracy, Pujara would be voted in unanimously.”Chappell lauds Pant for record-breaking ton at SCGChappell was also impressed by young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, who struck a breezy 159 in the ongoing fourth Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.”Rishabh Pant displayed enormous talent with the bat early in the series but little discipline.”However, there were signs at the MCG that his approach was changing, and by the time Kohli declared at the SCG, the ebullient wicketkeeper had completed his makeover,” Chappell wrote.Also Read | Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant sign SCG honours board after sensational hundredsAlso Read | Virat Kohli would be a champion in any other era: Ian ChappellAlso Read | Rishabh Pant will score more Test hundreds than MS Dhoni: Ricky PontingAlso Read | 521 runs. 1258 balls. 30 hours. Does Cheteshwar Pujara feel bad for bowlers?Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow India vs AustraliaFollow Ian ChappellFollow Rishabh PantFollow Cheteshwar PujaraFollow Virat KohliFollow India national cricket teamlast_img read more

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