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Cheteshwar Pujara wants to be tested overseas

October 09, 2013 11:21 IST

Cheteshwar Pujara wants to be tested overseas

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Cheteshwar Pujara is gearing up for new challenge. The 25-year-old is a huge success on the Indian pitches and therefore this Saurashtra lad is looking ahead to the senior team's possible tour of South Africa followed by the confirmed visit to New Zealand.

He yearns to be tested overseas and the young middle-order batsman is hopeful of turning things around.


Image: Cheteshwar Pujara
Photographs: BCCI

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'I know the conditions in South Africa'

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The ongoing unofficial Test series between India A and West Indies A has not been a successful outing for Pujara. Leading the India A side, Pujara hasn't yet scored a fifty in the series.

"These matches will be challenging. Each country will have different conditions. Obviously if the South African tour is there, the good thing for me is that I have played two Test matches over there. I know how the conditions are, how to score runs, what kind of changes I have to make in my technique," Pujara said. 


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'Important for good player to perform in overseas conditions'

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"I haven't been to New Zealand but I have heard that there is a lot of wind over there. Whatever matches we are going to play abroad, I am very excited about that because it's always important for a good player to perform in overseas conditions," he was quoted as saying by a cricket website.


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'You learn from your failures'

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"I didn't perform to what I have been expected and what I personally feel that I should have done for the team. But you learn from your failures, and it's good that I am failing before the Test matches so that I have got enough time to prepare.

"There is another game, so I am looking forward to this game. I am working hard in the nets and I hope that I will be able to perform in the crucial game."

India A trail 1-0 going into the final unofficial Test in Hubli.


Image: Cheteshwar Pujara
Photographs: BCCI
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