KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara are two of the most technically correct batsmen in Indian cricket team. KL Rahul is a very exciting young batsman who plays an aggressive brand of cricket. Pujara, on the other hand, is an old fashioned Test batsman who can bat for hours without getting impatient.
Recently, during the Test series against Sri Lanka, Cheteshwar Pujara interviewed KL Rahul and it was great fun to watch these two gentlemen getting candid in front of the camera.
The entire conversation was a light hearted one and was quite sarcastic in nature. Check it out here:
Here is how the conversation went:
Cheteshwar Pujara: Whenever I visit NCA nowadays, I see only one footprint and that is of KL Rahul. So, tell me about that, bro. Has this transitioned.
KL Rahul: (Laughs) 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.
Cheteshwar Pujara (cuts Rahul off): No, No, No. I’m going to interrupt him here. He has improved as a short-leg fielder and is one of the best in the Indian team.
KL Rahul: 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 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 and take one for the team.
Cheteshwar Pujara: One person who will agree with him is Murali Vijay. Both of them have ganged up on me. They say that I’m the best but I feel Rahul has improved a lot.
KL Rahul: This is clear indication that the senior-junior thing is still happening in the dressing room. The seniors are abusing youngsters like me.