Deep Dasgupta complimented Pujara for his outstanding batting performance on Day 3 at Leeds.
Deep Dasgupta, a former India wicketkeeper-batsman, complimented Pujara for his outstanding batting performance on Day 3 at Leeds. He said that it just required a small shift in attitude for us to be blessed with “Cheteshwar Pujara 2.0.”
Pujara has lately struggled to be among the run-scorers. His performances up to the Leeds test were also subpar. He was even chastised for preferring to just survive in the crease rather than trying to keep the scoreboard moving.
Deep Dasgupta also claimed that his batting technique has not changed at all. It all came down to the strategy he was taking this time. The 44-year-old stated on the BBC’s Test Match Special podcast, “
It’s possible that this is Cheteshwar Pujara 2.0 (…) It’s the same guy, with no change in technique from earlier in the series or maybe just a few days before. With the flip of a switch or a shift in mentality, he seems to be a completely different player.
What has been particularly pleasant to see is the manner in which Pujara obtained those runs. I haven’t seen Pujara play a pull shot, cut, or back-foot punch in a long time. It’s easier said than done, changing one’s attitude and being more positive; it’s very simple to sit here and speak about it, but he really did it out there.”