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Rahul Dravid retains issues easy, he has all the time been an inspiration for me: Cheteshwar Pujara

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Veteran India batter Cheteshwar Pujara mentioned he’s having fun with studying from Rahul Dravid, saying the India head coach would not complicate issues and tries to maintain it easy within the dressing room.

Cheteshwar Pujara mentioned he has realized loads of issues from working with Rahul Dravid through the years and the previous India captain is ready to preserve a relaxed environment within the Indian dressing room after taking on as head coach.

Pujara is all set to return to the Test aspect for the rescheduled fifth Test towards England in Birmingham after having been dropped for the Test sequence towards Sri Lanka at residence. Pujara fought his approach again to the Test workforce after scoring aplenty in county season throughout his stint with Sussex. Pujara scored 720 runs in 5 matches which included 4 a whole lot, together with a double hundred.

Pujara has been coaching with the Indian Test workforce in Leicestershire after arriving within the UK on June 16 with the remainder of the Test regulars.

Recalling his first assembly with Rahul Dravid, Pujara instructed BCCI: “Rahul Bhai has always been an inspiration for me. When I first met him in 2007, he was leading the India team. He came to Rajkot. That was my first interaction with him as a young kid.

“After that, I’ve all the time been in contact, I’ve realized so many issues from him as a cricketer after I was enjoying with him and even after he retired and coached India A workforce, he has all the time been useful.

“He always keeps simple, he has great ideas about batting, he doesn’t complicate things. It’s always good to learn from him, it’s always good to work with Rahul Bhai. It’s a good environment to be in, even when we played here in 2021, when Ravi (Shastri) Bhai was around, the way the guys played (was fantastic),” he added.


Notably, Dravid can be in-charge of the Indian cricket workforce for the fifth and last Test of the sequence in England, which India led 2-1 earlier than the ultimate Test was postponed because of Covid-19 considerations within the Indian camp in Manchester. Ravi Shastri was instrumental in his position as head coach as India performed fearless cricket underneath captain Virat Kohli.

This time round, Rohit Sharma will lead India within the last Test after having taken over from Virat Kohli because the full-time Test captain earlier this 12 months.

Dravid joined the Test workforce earlier this week after finishing his duties with the T20I workforce in a 5-match sequence towards South Africa at residence.

Pujara didn’t maintain again as he mentioned India have arrived in England to ensure they script a memorable victory and seal the sequence.

“I am sure guys are eager to do the same thing again, if we can win this match and win the series on English soil, it will be one of the best victories India has had,” he added.