<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Cheteshwar Pujara says century in Mumbai Test against England more satisfying" src="https://st3.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121123183750.jpg" title="Cheteshwar Pujara says century in Mumbai Test against England more satisfying" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Cheteswhar Pujara slammed his third Test ton in the second Test against England at Mumbai PTI</p> </div> <strong>Mumbai: Nov 24, 2012</strong><br /> <br /> Young Indian batsman <a href="/tags/Cheteshwar-Pujara/post" target="_blank">Cheteshwar Pujara</a> on Saturday rated his <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Cheteshwar-Pujara-and-Ravichandran-Ashwin-lead-India-rsquo-s-charge-on-Day-One-of-Mumbai-Test/20120" target="_blank">century in the first innings </a>of the ongoing second Test higher than the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Cheteshwar-Pujara-slams-maiden-double-century/19738" target="_blank">unbeaten double hundred </a>he struck in the first Test, saying it has come in a more challenging situation.<br /> <br /> Pujara, who is in scorching form, scored 135 to script <a href="/tags/India/post" target="_blank">India</a>'s revival in the second Test.<br /> <br /> "I think this innings was better than the Ahmedabad one. This was more satisfying than the double hundred. We were in trouble and the team needed a score on the board. Even the wicket was difficult to bat on. Yes it was satisfying to score a hundred in a difficult situation," said Pujara, who had scored 206 not out in the series opener at west Indian Ahmedabad city.<br /> <br /> "The first target was to put up 350 on the board. We tried out best and in the end had a decent total."<br /> <br /> Pujara, who has batted for over 1,000 minutes and has been dismissed just once in three innings in the series, conceded that they needed a few more <a href="/tags/England/post" target="_blank">England </a>wickets on Saturday but was optimistic it will happen on Sunday morning.<br /> <br /> "The wicket (pitch) has eased out a bit. We needed more wickets. A couple of decisions went against us. I feel we bowled decently. It might be a different day tomorrow. It turns a bit more in the first session, we have to utilize that and get some more wickets tomorrow," he said.<br /> <br /> "Initially it was difficult to play spinners. But wicket is slowing down a bit. It's just two days so far. It might turn later on, but it's very difficult to predict the wicket now," he elaborated.<br /> <br /> Pujara dismissed comparisons with the player he has replaced in the team the legendary Rahul Dravid.<br /> <br /> "Consistency is the most important point for a batsman and I am happy I am able to perform consistently. That's what I always try to do. I do the same thing in domestic format and happy to be doing that internationally.<br /> <br /> "It's a wrong comparison as <a href="/tags/Rahul-Dravid/post" target="_blank">Rahul Dravid </a>has scored more than 10000 runs each in both the formats. I am just starting my career and don t want to put any extra pressure on myself. I want to play my natural game and continue for Team India," he said.<br /> <br /> Pujara also praised England left-arm spinner <a href="/tags/Monty-Panesar/post" target="_blank">Monty Panesar</a>, who took his 11th five-wicket haul in an innings.<br /> <br /> "He was quite impressive and I knew he will be bowling well on this kind of wicket, because I faced him in the practice match at the D Y Patil Stadium. He knew the areas where he had to bowl. He utilised the wicket very well."<br /> <br /> Pujara also dismissed the talks that he was a Test player who cannot adapt to the shorter format of the game.<br /> <br /> "I can play ODI format too. I have done the same thing in domestic One day Challenger Trophy, I was very successful. I think I will get my chances in ODI format. Just need to keep improving myself as a batsman," he said.<br /> <br /> Pujara, who was hit on the ribs by a sweep shot from rival skipper <a href="/tags/Alastair-Cook/post" target="_blank">Alastair Cook</a>, said he had some soreness in the area but was otherwise fine.<br /> <br /> "I got a little bit of soreness on my ribs. But I should be fine," he said in his post-day comments, adding substitute fielder Ajinkya Rahane, who was also struck on his elbow by one sweep shot, was also fine.<br /> <br /> "Ajinkya is fine. A little bit of soreness in his elbow he's icing it up. Not a major injury," he said.