Sunil Gavaskar has lauded Cheteshwar Pujara for his batting in the second innings of the third Test against Australia in Indore.

The right-handed batter scored 59 runs as India were bowled out for 163. The visitors need 76 runs to register their first win of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

“He showed great patience, good technique and then the intent. Whenever he got a chance, he hit the ball. Pujara even stepped out and smashed a six,” said Sunil Gavaskar.

The former opener said that Pujara knows how to bat in challenging situations.

“His intention was to score runs. Cheteshwar Pujara knows how to adjust to the challenging situations in any game,” he added.

Pujara played 142 deliveries and struck five fours and a six. He was the eighth Indian wicket to fall, brilliantly caught by stand-in skipper Steve Smith off Nathan Lyon’s bowling.

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