The young Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is willing to open the innings with the great Virender Sehwag in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League.
Both Pujara and Sehwag were bought by the Kings XI Punjab franchise in the players’ auction for IPL 7 in Bangalore a couple of months ago.
Pujara had been a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the last 3 years. Since the presence of many superstars in that team, he didn’t get too many chances to play there, but, at Kings XI Punjab, he is supposed to be in the playing XI.
Since Pujara is a top order batsman, there is a good chance that if he plays, he will open and the Saurashtra right hander is looking forward to it.
On asked about the possibility of opening with Sehwag, Pujara said, “If that happens, it will make my job that much easier because Viru Paa is somebody who scores runs at a great strike rate and that takes the pressure off the batsman playing at the other end. So, it would be great to open with him.”
Pujara bats at one down position in test matches, while, he is not a regular in the One Day International and T20 sides of India.Read More