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IPL 7: Kings XI Punjab batsman Cheteshwar Pujara talks about his limitations

Cheteshwar Pujara said he was hopeful of playing limited overs cricket for India © IANS
Cheteshwar Pujara is hopeful of playing limited overs cricket for India © IANS

Apr 22, 2014

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) batsman Cheteshwar Pujara spoke about his labored innings against the Rajasthan Royals (RR), his limitations in the shorter formats of the game, his chances of playing for India overseas, and the improvements he is trying to bring about in his game.

The Indian Test No 3 said in an interview with The Indian Express, “I won’t rate this as my best innings, but I think I played my role. The good thing is that we have big hitters like [Glenn] Maxwell and [David] Miller, and also [George] Bailey, who is a very good finisher.”

Pujara went on to talk about his chances of playing limited overs cricket for India. “It’s always good to get a chance. I’m in the scheme of things in the Indian limited-overs team as well and the team management is aware. Because I’ve a good technique, maybe they want to use me in overseas conditions when the ball moves around,” Pujara said.

Speaking about his limitations, Pujara admitted, “It’s a different format, but the experience in the shorter format will help me improve. I know, I have some limitations in my game. I can’t make a 40-ball hundred, so I’ve to play to my strength. Also, I need some more power.”

Pujara concluded by saying, “The most important thing is to keep the scoreboard moving. I can’t play reverse-sweeps and switch-hits like Maxwell. Those shots come naturally to him and he plays them in all formats. I’m trying some improvisations, especially the scoop.”

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