Cheteshwar Pujara had great Test series in Sri Lanka, scoring over 300 runs in three Tests with two hundreds.
Speaking to Times of India on the same, he said, Going into the Test series, I wanted to continue batting the way I have in the last one-and-half years. I was well-prepared for it, since I went to play county cricket ahead of the series. Also, I had played in Sri Lanka during the 2015 series and that gave me a lot of confidence.”
Asked about how his county stint in Nottinghamshire helped, he told TOI, “Playing county cricket is about being in that environment and batting on those wickets which seam and have a bit of bounce. It's all about getting the experience and nothing related to your technique. Once you reach a certain point your technique is very much decided and all you need to do is fine-tune it.”
“If you start playing county cricket, you start having an idea about how to perform in those conditions. I believe county cricket helps you grow as a cricketer. I feel if you want to play Test cricket and aim to do well in different venues, county cricket is the way to go,” he further said in the interview, further stressing on the importance of county cricket.
--By A Cricket Correspondent