Cummins' Delivery Was Unplayable, Couldn't Have Done Anything Better: Pujara
India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara termed Pat Cummins's delivery that got him out as one of the best balls of the series and one that could have dismissed any other batsman.
Pujara grinded his way to a 176-ball 50 but kept India in the game during the first session as he shared a 53-run fifth-wicket partnership with Rishabh Pant.
However, post-lunch, after Pant got hit on his left hand and was dismissed, Pujara was out caught behind as he edged a delivery from Cummins to wicketkeeper Tim Paine.
"The ball which I got was one of the best balls of this series. I felt I couldn't have done anything better, even if I was batting on 100 or double hundred, I don't think I could have survived that ball which kicked from back of the length. I had to play that ball. There was extra bounce. So it was just one ball which was really good and unfortunately I couldn't get away from that. You have to accept it," said Pujara while speaking to the media after the match.
"Cummins is the No. 1 Test bowler. He is proving that again and again. He is coming hard even on this track, where there is not much help… He has a better idea of this wicket, sometimes he has bowled unplayable deliveries like the one that got me today. That delivery could have got any other batter."
CRICKETNMORE (@cricketnmore) January 9, 2021