INDvSL- Playing County cricket helped: Pujara after cracking 12th Test ton
County cricket teaches you a lot and helps you grow as a cricketer, says Cheteshwar Pujara as the Indian batsman emphasised the benefits of playing in England’s domestic competition after scoring his 12th Test century.
Pujara scored 153 in India’s mammoth 600 against Sri Lanka in the opening Test.
“Playing County cricket is always challenging. So you never get easy runs. Most of the times, you are playing on challenging wickets. So as a cricketer, it teaches you a lot. You grow as a cricketer, your technique improves and when you come and play international cricket again, you have some experience of playing first-class cricket and you are always in touch with the game. So playing some County games did help me,” Pujara, who played for Northamptonshire, said. “I played about four County matches which always helps. When I have some time in between Test matches and if I am not part of the IPL, I prefer to go and play some County matches. It gives me exposure, playing in different conditions, facing different bowlers,” he added.
Pujara, though, rated the hundred he made against Sri Lanka at Colombo in the previous tour in 2015, above today’s effort. “As a batsman, you always …read more