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5 life lessons from Cheteshwar Pujara

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Pujara celebrating his third ton of the series
Pujara celebrating his third ton of the series

India are currently playing the Border-Gavaskar trophy Down Under and for the first time in the history, they are on the verge of a series victory on the Aussie soil. One man who has played a pivotal role in setting up the victories is Cheteshwar Pujara.

His cricketing exploits have led him to garner immense respect from the cricketing world over the last month. However, being Cheteshwar Pujara is not easy. Let us look at five aspects from his cricket journey and batsmanship which can be considered as life lessons.

#1 Immense mental resolve

Pujara is not a swashbuckling player who will pull the crowd to the stadiums but he is a classical Test match player who grinds the opposition and protects the batsmen around him.

Pujara has been coached by his father since the age of 8 and his father takes pride in his son being a premier Test batsman. He has three first-class centuries to his name. Also, from an early age, he had a knack of playing long marathon innings. He may not be the fittest player in the team but perhaps has the best cricket body which assists him to bat for long hours. He also owns a safe pair of hands in terms of catching.

Pujara is definitely a quiet Test match player who means business. Irrespective of what happens around him, he remains focused on his job. Even sledging can do no harm to his willpower to bat for long hours.

Pujara generally bats along with the great Kohli who weaves his bat like a magic wand. Also, the other batsmen in the Indian middle order are strokemakers. However, Pujara seems to be unfazed by this fact and bats according to his natural style which he himself refers to as a meditation for him.

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