My dream is to win World Test Championship final for India: Cheteshwar Pujara ahead of 100th test

Xtra Time Web Desk: Team India No 3 batter Cheteshwar Pujara on Thursday said his dream is to win the World Test Championship final. Pujara is all set to play his milestone 100th test match against Australia at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Speaking in the press conference ahead of the milestone Test match, Pujara said that he never thought that he will be playing the 100th Test match for the country.

“Playing 100 Tests means a lot to me and my family, my father has played an important role, he will be here tomorrow. I am thankful to my family for their support, but there is a lot more to achieve,” Pujara said in the pre match conference in Delhi.

On being asked about his time away from the Indian team when he was dropped from the side along with vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, Pujara said that it was tough.

“It was challenging (when left out of the game), I was playing county and was in constant touch with Rahul bhai and Vicky paaji on areas I need to work and there was clear communication on that,” said Pujara.

Commenting on his style and approach to batting and the secret behind his success, Pujara said it was not easy and patience was key.

According to Pujara, “Patience does not come on its own, you need mental strength for that. Preparations is the key, I scored runs at junior cricket, age group cricket. It requires hard work Over a period of time and I think when you focus on your game, eventually you will succeed.”