Cheteshwar Pujara is currently not part of the Indian Test set-up. Earlier, the Indian selectors removed the veteran cricketer from the plans in the wake of his terrible form.
The BCCI had earlier notified Pujara to prove his worth and regain his confidence by playing domestic cricket. The right-handed batter did get his basics right this time.
He hogged the limelight when he alone scored a record 717 runs in the ongoing County Championship. Signing up for Sussex cricket team turned out to be a game-changer.
It not only helped him gain confidence but also helped him get the best out of himself. Cheteshwar Pujara is someone who does extremely well in the purest format of the game.
In fact, the Indian selectors might as well consider him, after his stellar performances in the County Championship. Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer is of the opinion that there is a big difference between County cricket and Test bowling attacks.
Sunil Gavaskar talks about the possibility of Cheteshwar Pujara making a return
Gavaskar isn’t completely convinced with Pujara piling up runs in County cricket. He highlighted there is a big difference between county attacks and Test bowling attacks.
However, at the same time, he felt that Pujara can make the cut in the Indian team. He further added that Pujara has accustomed to playing in English conditions.
“Yes, it should be kept in mind (for India’s Test match in England). Just last year we saw that before the World Test Championship final, New Zealand played two Test matches in England.
“Because of that, they got acclimatised to the conditions there and when they got similar conditions in Southampton for the WTC final,” the veteran Indian cricketer added.
While speaking to Sports Tak, Gavaskar said: “Yes, there is a huge difference between a County attack and a Test bowling attack. But when a batter is in rhythm, why not take advantage and consider him.”
Cheteshwar Pujara has got enough experience under his belt. In all likelihood, he would make a comeback to the Indian cricket team. Pujara has played 95 Tests for Team India. He scored 6713 runs at an average of 43.9.
Notably, he slammed 18 centuries, 32 fifties. Apart from that, he has scored 3 double centuries in the purest format of the game. More importantly, he is known for his potential to stand tall against the opposition bowlers.