Cheteshwar Pujara Explained How He Managed To Tackle Pat Cummins
By CricShots - Jan 21, 2021 8:20 pm
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The sight of the Indian Test specialist, Cheteshwar Pujara suffering body blows during the second innings of the fourth Test against Australia was intimidating for his family. Even as his wife Puja winced and took her eyes away from the television, Pujara’s daughter Aditi, all of two years old, had a unique remedy in store for her father’s travails.

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Cheteshwar Pujara scored another milestone

Explaining the same, Aditi said, “When he comes home, I will kiss where he is hurt, he will be fine.” Pujara is expected to reach home on Friday as members of the Indian contingent started arriving in India and his daughter will have the time to try out her methods. After all, like father like daughter. As per the quotes in the Indian Express, Pujara had said, “That’s what I do to her when she falls, so she believes that a kiss can heal every wound.”

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Pujara suffered quite a few body blows on the final day of the Brisbane Test as India and Australia battled for dominance in what Cricket Australia termed “one of the greatest Border-Gavaskar series ever.”

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Pat Cummins came hard at Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteshwar Pujara scored 56 runs after batting for more than five hours and sharing a crucial 114-run stand with Shubman Gill (91) to keep India in the hunt for the 328-run target set by the hosts to win the series before Rishabh Pant did the honors with an unbeaten 89.

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Blows to the back of the helmet, shoulders, and forearms galore as Pujara maintained his calmness despite facing some hostile fast bowling by Pat Cummins and company. Elaborating the same, Cheteshwar Pujara said, “From my early days, I am not in the habit of taking pain- killers. That’s why my threshold to bear pain is pretty high. You play for so long, you get used to getting hit.”