Royal Challengers Bangalore wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Karthik has words of praise for Cheteshwar Pujara after his match winning hundred against Bangladesh. Pujara scored the fastest hundred of his career against the Bangla tigers.
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Pujara’s aggressive knock of 102 runs in 130 balls shows that he can play an attacking game and score runs In quick time. Fans and experts watching Pujara bat were left in awe by seeing Pujara’s aggressive batting.
Veteran Wicket Keeper Dinesh Karthik feels that Pujara is not keen on playing T20 format. In fact Pujara hasn’t registered for this year’s IPL mini auction.
Cheteshwar Pujara last played an IPL game way back in 2014. He was picked by Chennai Super Kings in the 2021 mega auction but didn’t get a single game. Karthik says that he has created a niche for himself and also the veteran understands his game very well and that IPL is not his cup of tea.
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“To be fair, I don’t think he has any keenness on playing in the IPL. He has tried over a period of time, and he realises that it’s not his cup of tea. He is spending a lot of time during the summer in England, honing his skills and playing his cricket. At this stage of his life, it’s not about trying to prove a point. It’s about where do you enjoy playing, and where do people enjoy the fact that I bat this way. He is very well aware of those answers, and that’s not the IPL for him,” said Karthik on Cricbuzz.
“That is going out in the summer and playing for England. He enjoys doing that. He takes his family along, and credit to him, as he has found a niche for himself there. That’s what you need to progress as a cricketer. When you realise there’s a battle you can’t win, you need to move on to other battle. And he has gone on to that path,” Dinesh Karthik further added.