The Australian fast bowling mainstay in the longer format of the game in Josh Hazlewood in his recent interview to ESPNcricinfo revealed the batsmen who grounded him in Australia. The Australians were in a pathetic situation in tests until the re-entry of Steve Smith and David Warner. They lost a series to India in their home which was seen as a new low in their cricket history
The Indian #3 batsman and one of the best top order batsmen going around in the world in the toughest format of the game in Cheteshwar Pujara is known for his temperament and marathon knocks. He grounds the opposition bowlers by playing long innings. He was the chief architect in India's historic series win down under last time around.
When Josh Hazlewood was asked about the toughest batsmen that he bowled to, he said Cheteshwar Pujara's name without any second thought.
Cheteshwar Pujara scaled celestial heights during the tour down under last time around. He faced a record number of more than 1250 balls in his 7 innings amassing 521 runs at an mind boggling average of 74.43 including 3 hundreds. He was brilliant all the way through and rescued India from several precarious situations which helped India to script a history.
The another batsmen named by Hazlewood was the South African all time great AB de Villiers who is known for his counter attacking skills in general. He absolutely takes the game away from the opposition with his aggressive intent.
India toured to New Zealand as the #1 side and returned as the #3 side after being whitewashed by the Kiwis. Indian batsmen fell like a pack of cards on a pitch assisting bowlers in the 2 match test series.
The #7 batsman in tests Cheteshwar Pujara scored just 100 runs in 4 innings at an average of 25 which was the least expected thing from Cheteshwar Pujara. He will be looking to redeem himself in the tour down under in December this year.