Completely aware of what Virat Kohli wants, no communication gap between us: Cheteshwar Pujara
Just ahead of the difficult series against South Africa at home, Indian Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara cleared the air by stating that there is no communication gap between him and skipper Virat Kohli.
New Delhi: Just ahead of the difficult series against South Africa at home, Indian Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara cleared the air by stating that there is no communication gap between him and skipper Virat Kohli.
“There is a difference between batting positively and aggressively and being an enforcer. I think what Virat meant was the No. 3 batsman needs to play positively. At the end of the day, you are playing a Test match and by what he had said, it doesn't mean that you need to take a run off every ball but you need to have a positive mindset where you can dominate the bowlers and not the other way round.
"I am completely aware of what Virat wants and there is no communication gap between us,” Pujara told the Times of India, when the newspaper asked about Kohli's statement 'I want someone at No. 3 who would be an enforcer'.
The 27-year-old from Saurashtra also showed interest in getting back his regular position of No. 3 in the upcoming series against robust South Africa.
“I would be very happy if I get back to batting at No. 3 in the next series. But then, I am really flexible when it comes to batting order. Having scored runs in all positions and getting back to form, I am ready to fill in any spot which the team management wants,” stated Pujara.
India will play a four-match Test series against the Proteas along with five ODIs and three T20s.