Pujara is hardest to bowl at in Test cricket, was real pain for us: Pat Cummins

MELBOURNE: Australia’s world number one pacer Pat Cummins finds India’s middle-order mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara the toughest batsman to bowl at in Test cricket and called him a “pain in the back” for his team.
With his solid batting at number three, Pujara had played an influential role in India’s historic triumph Down Under in 2018-19.
Cummins held Pujara in high esteem when asked which batsman he found toughest to bowl to during a Question & Answer session that was arranged by the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA).
“There are a lot of them out there, unfortunately. But I am going to go with someone different, and he is (Cheteshwar) Pujara from India. He was a real pain in the back for us,” Cummins said.
The unassuming Pujara had helped India claim their maiden Test series victory in Australia last year by amassing a staggering 521 runs at an average of over 74 with three hundreds and a half-century.
Cummins recalled the difficulty the Australian bowlers faced in dislodging Pujara.
“He (Pujara) was an absolute rock for them in that series. (He was) really hard to get out. Just ultra concentration all day, day after day. He is the hardest one in Test cricket so far, I think,” Cummins added.
Pujara was named the Man of the Series for his stellar showing, proving to be the player that made all the difference. (AGENCIES)

After ‘Ramayan’ and ‘Mahabharat’, DD to re-telecast ‘Shri Krishna’
MUMBAI, Apr 26:
More than 20 years after its broadcast, Ramanand Sagar’s epic mythological series “Shri Krishna” is all set to make a comeback on Doordarshan, the broadcaster announced on Sunday.
The show joins other popular epics such as “Ramayan” and “Mahabharat” to be re-run amid the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Coming soon: ‘Shri Krishna’,” the post on DD National channel’s official handle read.
Created, written and directed by Sagar, the series chronicled the life of Lord Krishna. The show was first broadcast on Doordarshan’s Metro Channel (DD 2) from 1993, but moved to DD National in 1996.
“Shri Krishna” starred actor Sarvadaman D Banerjee as the adult Krishna, while Swwapnil Joshi played the teenage version of the character.
The show also starred Deepak Deulkar, Pinky Parikh among others. (AGENCIES)


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