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Seniors are abusing youngsters: KL Rahul takes a friendly jibe at Cheteshwar Pujara

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 18, 2017, 6:35 pm IST
Updated Aug 18, 2017, 6:35 pm IST
Cheteshwar Pujara joked about how Rahul is doing a commendable job by occupying his short-leg fielding position.
Cheteshwar Pujara and KL Rahul. (Photo: AP)
 Cheteshwar Pujara and KL Rahul. (Photo: AP)

Mumbai: Team India batsmen KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara, after the final Test against Sri Lanka, were involved in a friendly banter in a video posted by BCCI on Wednesday.  Rahul, who made a remarkable return to the Indian cricket Test team, spoke about the atmosphere in the dressing room. 

Teammate Cheteshwar Pujara is seen hosting the video and tries to pull the leg of the Karnataka batsman. “Whenever I visit NCA nowadays, I see only one footprint and that is of KL Rahul. So, tell me about that, brother. Has this transitioned all about that?” says Pujara.

 

To this question, Rahul presents an equally interesting reply to his senior, “Don’t ask me, Puj. I don’t like going to the NCA for rehab. It’s been a tough time going to NCA.

"I mean, I enjoy going there for training and for practice, and not for rehab. Unfortunately, I’ve had a lot of injuries on the way and I think I hold you equally responsible for my injuries because you don’t share the short-leg duties with me now. You are abusing the youngster”, Rahul replies to the banter.

Watch the full video here

 

In the recently-concluded Test series against Sri Lanka, Cheteshwar Pujara had a series to remember after he notched up two centuries in three Test matches.

The Saurashtra batsman later joked about how Rahul is doing a commendable job by occupying his short-leg fielding position to which Rahul replied, “I’m still learning and getting better at my short-leg skills but Pujara is the legend of short-leg.

 

"Every time he is at that position, he makes a wicket happen. The ball just seems to find him, so I’ve been putting pressure on him to be there all day and take the responsibility to take one for the team”.

Virat Kohli’s Team India will next play a five match ODI series against Sri Lanka, starting on Sunday. While the ODI series concludes on September 3rd, the one-off T20 will take place on September 6th.

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