India’s new Mr. Dependable, Cheteshwar Pujara, is all set to play his 50th Test when Virat Kohli & Co. take on against Sri Lanka in the second match of the series at Colombo on August 3.
In a recent interview with Wisden India, ahead of his landmark Test, Pujara went on to reveal the toughest bowlers he has faced in his career.
“My first away tour after making my debut, in 2011 when we went to South Africa, facing Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel was the toughest part of my career. And I learnt and when I went there again in 2013, it was a different ball-game all together but yes, 2011 was tough,” said Pujara.
“When we first toured South Africa, New Zealand and England, we were a young team, we didn’t know what to expect from the opposition and sometimes we also didn’t know what our strengths were in such conditions,” he added.
Well, with his performances over the past couple of years, Pujara has cemented his place in the Indian team as a perfect number 3 batsman and with him reaching his 50th Test, we could surely expect to see him go a long way and become one of the best batsmen India has produced.