Former Australian pacer Brett Lee praised Cheteshwar Pujara’s patience and the way he approached the innings on the day 1 of the first Test in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
“When you have someone who is so patient, you try things as bowlers because you become frustrated. You think, ‘I can’t actually get this guy out.’ You get frustrated, you get angry, you think, ‘This guy is a block artist, how do I get him out?’ Then you try slower balls, you try yorkers, and that feeds into exactly what he wants, he just picks you off,” noted Brett Lee.
Pujara came into bat when India was struggling as they went on to lose early wickets. Pujara then joined with Kohli to play his natural game. He ended up scoring 43 runs from 160 deliveries before getting out to Nathan Lyon. India then went on to lose a few wickets in the final session and ended their day with 233 for 6 with Ashwin and Saha at the crease.