Pujara yearns for ODI glory
Cheteshwar Pujara, who has been selected for India’s ODI squad for the tour of Zimbabwe taking place later this month, is looking forward to churn out some great batting in the limited overs format.
Having made his mark in the Test team and holding an average of 65 in 13 tests with an unbeaten 206 against England in Ahmedabad in 2012 as his highest score, a good performance in the ODI format will open up further avenues for this young cricketer.
Pujara's record in the domestic one day games is very impressive. In 61 matches he has scored 2735 runs at an average of 56.97. In the 2012 NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, he was the highest scorer with two centuries: hitting 158 not out, 124 not out and one half century, 79 at a strike rate of 107. His brilliant record caught the selectors fancy and he was included in the ODI squad for Zimbabwe and will also captain India A in the tour to South Africa.
Talking about his impending ODI debut to Indian Express, Pujara says that he thinks he has the basics and that his technique is correct. He feels that it is about time he shifts gears to a different format. Further, he adds that one has to learn how to play more shots and play according to the situation but that will come only with experience and international matches promise that kind of exposure.
We hope that Cheteshwar casts a magical spell with his batting in Zimbabwe and makes the country proud.
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