Melbourne has paceman Pat Cummins of Australia saying ‘wall’ described Pujara Indian captain after the first Test Virat Kohli returned to India, he targeted the wicket of Pujara Thakkohli not last three Tests against Australia Were played Cummins said that Pujara proved decisive in that series with his unswerving batting. India Series 2. Won by 1
Cummins, who is the middle-order batting wall, told ESPN Cricinfo, “In my view, Pujara was a brick wall. Pujara was a big wicket for me after Virat’s departure.” Was proved to be decisive. He was their wall in the middle order. I also played that series and I knew ”
Cummins said, “He played a decisive role in the draw in Sydney and then in the victory over Gaba, he left his mark in the series.” Pujara and Cummins’ face-off was also in the charm of the series. Cummins dismissed Pujara in five of eight innings. Pujara scored 271 runs facing his 928 balls.
Pujara had laid the foundation for victory in the Brisbane Test,
Cummins said, “After the first two matches, I felt that Pujara would try to change his style to put pressure on the bowlers but he did something else. His thinking was that he knows his game well and will stay at the crease, runs will be made by himself. He was determined to face the tough spell. “He said it is a tough challenge for a bowler to bowl to Pujara as he is not afraid of anyone.”
Pujara himself withstood all the brunt of Australia’s fast attack in the last Test in Brisbane, setting the foundation for India’s historic victory by scoring 56 runs in 211 balls.