Pujara Comments: India won the Centurion Test during the tour of South Africa .. The situation became worse in the second match. Set a target of just 240 runs.
Pujara Comments: India won the Centurion Test during the tour of South Africa .. The situation became worse in the second match. Set a target of just 240 runs. Already South Africa were 118 for two on Wednesday. Very close to success. However, legendary Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said that India were not completely out of the match and had a chance to win on the fourth day. By the end of the fourth day, South Africa were 122 runs behind. Captain Dean Elgar scored 46 and Rosie van der Dasssen 11 at the crease. Shardul Thakur and Ravichandran Ashwin took four wickets each for India. According to Pujara, the first hour of the fourth day of the match is crucial.
The first hour is crucial
Pujara, who came to the press conference after the game on the third day, said, “The way he ran the heavy roller on the pitch was a bit sour. It will take time for the pitch to crack again. After an hour there will definitely be an uneven bounce on the pitch. In this situation it is important to play carefully for an hour at the beginning. Pujara also said that the wicket of South Africa captain Dean Elgar was also very important.
Kohli Health Update
Pujara said captain Virat Kohli, who missed the second Test against South Africa due to back pain, was better off than before and would soon be back to full fitness. “Officially I can not reveal more but he (Kohli) is definitely better now. I think he will be fit soon, ”said Pujara. Kohli missed the second Test due to back pain and was replaced by KL Rahul. Pujara believes the team physio can tell the exact status of Kohli’s fitness.