Cheteshwar Pujara: Intent has changed, not my technique

Updated: Nov 21, 2016, 13:08 IST | PTI

Cheteshwar Pujara, who is in the form of his life, says he has not made any change in his technique but the intent has surely changed on the advice of head coach Anil Kumble

 Centurion Cheteshwar Pujara
 Centurion Cheteshwar Pujara

Visakhapatanam: Cheteshwar Pujara, who is in the form of his life, says he has not made any change in his technique but the intent has surely changed on the advice of head coach Anil Kumble.

The Indian number three had drawn flak for his slow approach during the Caribbean tour but has bounced back on his return, posting three back-to-back centuries and three fifties from five Tests.

“I have not changed much as far as technique is concerned. It’s just the intent. The way I started off against New Zealand I was just missing out on 100s. I spoke to Anilbhai and he told me ‘there’s nothing wrong in the way I’m batting. Probably the area which I can improve is the ‘intent’ and that’s what I worked on,” Pujara said.

“Completing hundred with a six was special to me. As I started well in the first Test and getting a century at home was special to me. I just wanted to continue my form and wanted to capitalise. Myself and Virat wanted to build a partnership and it’s a crucial one for the team,” he added.

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