Not a single conversation regarding Cheteshwar Pujara's form has happened inside the team dressing room: Rohit Sharma

Not a single conversation regarding Cheteshwar Pujara’s form has happened inside the team dressing room: Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma also added that the Indian side is aware of the quality that India’s No.3 brings to the table.

Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Cheteshwar Pujara stood up for the Indian side when they needed him the most, and scored a fighting 91* off 180 deliveries to keep the hopes of the Indian side alive at the end of Day 3 of the third Test match between England and India. India ended Day 3 with their scorecard reading 215/2.

And, India’s opening batsman Rohit Sharma stated that there has not been a single conversation in the Indian dressing room regarding Pujara’s batting skills. The ‘Hitman’ also opined that the Indian side is aware of the quality that India’s No.3 brings to the table.

Rohit Sharma further added that Pujara has contributed at Lord’s as well as in the Test series against Australia Down Under in 2020-21. Sharma even said that people’s memories are short.

“To be honest there hasn’t been any talk about Pujara’s batting. I think the talks are only happening outside. Not a single conversation has happened with Pujara regarding his form inside the team dressing room. We know the quality he brings, we know the experience he brings. When you have a guy like that, I don’t think there needs to be much discussion.

If you talk about his recent performance, yes I mean he has not scored runs but we saw a crucial partnership between him and Ajinkya at Lord’s. Not to forget what he did in Australia. Those were crucial innings for us winning that historic Test series in Australia. We tend to forget, our memories are a little bit short,” said Sharma in the post-day press conference.

We need to think about what Pujara has done over the years: Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma also said that people should think about what Cheteshwar Pujara has contributed for the Indian side. Rohit Sharma further added that Pujara is a batsman who has done well for India for a number of years.

“We need to think about what the guy has done over the years. It is not about one or two innings or one or two series. It’s about what he has done in his entire career. I understand current form, but the current form doesn’t happen in one innings. Over a number of years he has done well, and that needs to be considered when we talk about someone like him,” concluded Sharma.