Cheteshwar Pujara is making a comeback to the Indian Premier League after seven years, as he’s set to look for the Chennai Tremendous Kings within the 2021 version of the event. Pujara final performed for the Punjab kings (then Kings XI Punjab) within the 2014 IPL, the place he represented the aspect in six matches.
In an interview with ESPNCricinfo, Pujara mentioned that he was happy that his contribution for the Indian group was observed within the IPL public sale.
“Completely. I am actually happy that what I’ve executed for the Indian group is observed and I acquired outcomes for that,” mentioned Pujara.
The Indian batsman, who performs for the aspect within the longest format of the sport, performed a key position within the Take a look at sequence victory in opposition to Australia Down Below, and in opposition to England at residence.
“I used to be informed after I was picked, all of the franchises clapped within the public sale room. I really feel that when you find yourself doing one thing for the Indian group, folks find it irresistible, they know the worth I herald. Not simply the franchises, nearly all my India team-mates have been actually pleased for me. Previous couple of years I am the one one who has been lacking out on taking part in within the IPL from the Indian group,” Pujara additional mentioned.
Nonetheless, Pujara feels that Hanuma Vihari, the batsman’s teammate within the longest format, ought to have additionally been part of the marquee event.
“The one man lacking out at this stage is Hanuma Vihari. I really feel for him. He was beforehand a part of the IPL. I really feel that he must also be a part of the IPL,” mentioned Pujara.
Vihari final appeared within the 2019 version of the IPL when he represented the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The batsman has performed in solely three IPL editions up to now.
Pujara’s franchise Chennai Tremendous Kings will probably be aiming for an improved efficiency within the 2021 version of the event, after the aspect endured its worst-ever end (seventh place) within the 2020 season.