Stumper Rishabh Pant praises Pujara
India's wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant, who scored a brilliant unbeaten 159 on the second day of the fourth Test match against Australia on Friday, said anyone who is going through a lean patch can learn a lot while batting along side Cheteshwar Pujara.
Pant showcased his ability to produce the big hits during his unbeaten knock of 159. His 189-ball stay in the middle was studded with 15 boundaries and a six.
"I don't think anything changed for me, but the main thing was that I was playing with batsmen this time. Anyone who's having a lean patch can learn from Pujji bhai (Pujara)," Pant said after the day's play.
"Most of the time when I got those starts, I was playing with the tail. So if I am batting with the tail, I have to think differently, because most of the time I have to score runs. But when you are batting with a batsman, it's a different thing. You have seen it today," he added.
Pant revealed that he was little nervous when he came closer to his maiden century against Australia.
"To be honest, I was a little nervous (in the 90s) because in India, when we were playing the West Indies, in the last two innings I got out on 92 and 92. I was scared slightly but I got through that phase early," the stumper said.
"The team plan was to bat for as long as possible. I was batting according to the plan and runs came as a result," he added.
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