This Is Why Virat Kohli Hates Playing Against Cheteshwar Pujara
It seems not only the opposition but also his teammates hate to play against Cheteshwar Pujara, India’s current marathon man.
After slamming his 6th double century in Tests on Sunday (December 2), India skipper Virat Kohli had a candid conversation with Pujara at the end of day’s play where he revealed why he does not like playing against the Saurashtra star. The 29-year old, while speaking on bcci.tv, admitted that he does not like playing against people who do not commit against mistakes, and Pujara is also one of them. Kohli went on to reveal that Pujara beats him in tennis, table-tennis as well as FIFA.
“I am going to admit something today. I am very competitive. I hate playing against people who don’t make errors. This guy (Pujara) plays so safely while I end up making so many unforced errors and lose every thing. He beats me in tennis, table-tennis and has now even started beating me in FIFA. So now, I will try my luck in badminton- it’s a fast game and maybe I can beat him,” Kohli said.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 3, 2017
Meanwhile, Kohli’s career-best 243-run knock in the ongoing game helped him to become the first Test captain to score six double centuries, bettering the record set by the legendary Brian Lara. Incredibly, all the six double tons have come in the last 17 months.
“It feels wonderful. It was always my mindset is to score big 100s. Something I watched you (Pujara) do a lot in your career and learnt also how to concentrate for longer periods. I got inspired by your will to keep batting on for the team as long as possible,” Kohli said of his knock.
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