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Cheteshwar Pujara hailed ICC's decision to introduce Test Championship

  • 15 Feb 2020 22:48:23

India Test authority Cheteshwar Pujara on Saturday said winning the ICC Test Championship will be an a lot greater accomplishment than guaranteeing an ODI or T20 World Cup title. India have tied down 360 focuses from the initial seven Tests to remain on course to arrive at the finals of the debut World Test Championship. "... at the point when you become Test champions, I would state it is more than winning an ODI or a T20 World Cup. The explanation is, this arrangement is a definitive configuration," Pujara, who last played a restricted overs coordinate for India in 2014, said during the most recent scene of 'Motivation' on India Today.

"On the off chance that you ask any extraordinary cricket player from an earlier time, even the present cricketers, they would state that Test cricket is the most testing configuration of this game. Furthermore, when you become best on the planet of Test cricket, there is in no way like it."

India had begun the ICC World Test Championships with a 2-0 win over the West Indies, before blanking South Africa and Bangladesh 3-0 and 2-0 separately at home.

Virat Kohli's men will currently take on New Zealand in a two-coordinate Test arrangement starting on February 21 in Wellington.

"The majority of the groups have done well in their home conditions yet when they leave, they are constantly tested. Particularly about the Indian group, we have figured out how to do well abroad. We have now begun winning arrangement abroad," said the 32-year-old right-gave batsman.

"Along these lines, that is the greatest favorable position this Indian group has now. Discussing the Test title, any group who gets into the last, they need to buckle down for over a time of two years and they need to win at home as well as they need to begin winning ceaselessly from home."

Pujara additionally hailed ICC's choice to present World Test Championship, saying it has made the customary organization of the game increasingly serious.

"To continue Test cricket, ICC needed to concoct something and all the cricket playing countries need to consider Test cricket. To support Test cricket, I think this is probably the best stage players can request. Furthermore, there is something to play for in every single Test coordinate. You won't see numerous draws now," he said.

"So going ahead, the vast majority of the Test matches will deliver results. Simultaneously, even the restriction side, in the event that they figure out how to play a draw, they will in any case get a few focuses. By and large I think we'll see a great deal of serious cricket at Test level. Be that as it may, going ahead, I think we despite everything need to do a couple of more things for the Test organization to endure."

Discussing reactions coordinated against him, Pujara stated: "Luckily my family is certain and very few things influence me. I do comprehend when they pass any conclusion.

"I regard it in the event that it is a basic piece of my game. Now and again in the event that you take pundits decidedly, you learn numerous things, so I never take analysis in a negative manner, it gives me a positive vibe, which permits me to chip away at my game."