Cheteshwar Pujara says he was under pressure to perform

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Hyderabad: Cheteshwar Pujara, who was adjudged man of the match for his brilliant double century in the Hyderabad Test, joked that his newlywed wife was worried so he was under pressure to perform.

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“I`m really happy. There was a bit of pressure as I just got married and my wife was worried that I have to perform,” he said during the presentation ceremony.

Pujara said that scoring plenty of runs in domestic circuit has helped him built a temperament that is necessary to play marathon innings.

“I`ve scored a lot of runs in domestic and that has helped me get the temperament right. It was a very important partnership with Vijay. That was the most important phase of our innings - we communicated well and the partnership set up the game for the team,” he said.

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