Shimoga: Oct 4, 2013
“There is no pressure on India. Obviously they have 47 runs lead. Let’s see how the pitch behaves tomorrow. The pitch so far has been good,” he told reporters at the end of the third day’s play of second unofficial Test.
The pitch was on a slower side making run-scoring a difficult task. “You have to hit it hard because the ball goes soft pretty soon on a slow pitch,” he added.
Replying to a question on the match heading for a draw, the Mumbai Indians lad said four-day games usually do not give results unless one of the teams bats or bowls badly.
“If it was a five-day game, obviously there could have been a result,” he said.
On his 89-run knock, Nayar said he has fallen back on his aggressive instincts, a change from last two seasons playing for Mumbai Indians where he dropped anchor and believed batting through the innings.
Nayar said he was disappointed to have missed out on a hundred because he was converting 80s into 200s in First-Class cricket.