Thursday, 2 December 2021

Pujara inspired me to score big runs, says Virat Kohli


DEHLI: Virat Kohli slammed his sixth double-century on Sunday at Delhi. However, Cheteshwar Pujara is ahead in the race when it comes to piling on big runs. His knack of batting for long hours has been a story since his childhood. He had scored a triple-century during U-14 cricket and a double-century in U-19 cricket.

Kohli and Pujara have built huge partnerships during the England Test series last year. The duo had put up 226 runs for the third wicket during the Visakhapatnam Test.

After Day Two in the ongoing third Test against Sri Lanka, Pujara interviewed Kohli. Kohli, who was being interviewed, made some special revelations to his teammate after scoring 243.

“It was always my mindset to score big hundreds, something that I have watched you do a lot in your career early on and learnt also, how to concentrate for longer periods.

We have all learnt from Pujara’s long innings, his concentration levels and his will to keep batting. So I also got inspired by that to keep batting for the team for as long as possible.

Now I only think of how I can play more for the team and then you know, you don’t feel the tiredness and anything else and keep carrying on looking at the situation.”

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