Cummins picks an Indian as toughest batsman to bowl in Test cricket
Pat Cummins, the world’s number one bowler in Test cricket, says it is difficult to bowl India’s middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara in Tests. India toured Australia in the 2018-19 season. Pujara was Man of the Series with 521 runs in Tests on that tour.
The Australian bowling attack, including Cummins, had to gain a lot of momentum to bowl. It was thanks to him that India won the Test series on Australian soil for the first time in history.
Experts believe that the main credit behind the victory of this historic series went to Pujara. Cummins recalls,
“It’s hard to get a lot of Indian batsmen out. But I will talk about Pujara in a different way. Pujara played great on that tour. He made us suffer a lot. Pujarai was the backbone of India’s batting.”
Cummins said the Aussie bowlers had a hard time getting Pujara out in that series. According to him, “In that series, Pujara seemed to have turned to stone. It was very difficult to break his confidence. Pujara became a symbol of trust in that series. He seemed to be boiling with confidence every day. Honestly, it is difficult to get Pujara out in the Test format.”