Indian Test cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara has claimed he knows his batting style and so does the team management.
Pujara has often been scrutinized regarding his strike-rate in the game and his inability to accelerate despite getting set at the crease.
Recently, in the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 final, Pujara slammed a 237-ball 66.
Here's what he said.
'No pressure from the captain, coach or anyone else'
Pujara claimed that there is no pressure on him to score quickly and rather he is backed to play his own game.
"I don't think there is too much talk (on the inside). In media, it is described differently but the team management has been backing me on this completely. There is no pressure from the captain, coach or anyone else," Pujara told PTI.
Pujara doesn't pay attention to what's said
Pujara felt there was unnecessary chatter on social media during the Ranji final on his scoring.
"The question that was asked on social media (during Ranji final) was 'why am I taking so long to score X number of runs'? Whether I pay attention to that, no, I don't. My job is to make sure that the team wins at all times."
Team management understands my style of play: Pujara
"I just want to clarify that when it comes to strike-rate people start pointing towards team management's take on it but there is no pressure on me at all. The team management understands my style of play and its importance," he said.