Cheteshwar Pujara has insisted that India “would go hard at England” on the final day of the second Test in Visakhapatnam on Monday as they seek to take the lead in the five-Test series. The 28-year-old batsman also defended the team’s decision to use up both DRS reviews on the fourth day.
“We are very clear about our plans. It will be a tough day for them. But we also know we may have to work hard for our wickets,” first-innings centurion Pujara told a news conference after fourth day’s play.
“It’s not easy chasing 400-plus in Indian conditions on days four and five. It’s always difficult, not many teams have done it. But the ball is tending to keep low. It will not be easy for them, even if they are very defensive,” the Saurashtra batsman said.
India used up both reviews on the fourth day.
“It was the right call because we wanted to get wickets. The close-in fielders also thought it was close. We all discussed how we want to take calls. As a fielding unit, we knew when to opt for DRS. When batting, we have a clear plan and both batsmen decide,” he said.
Nearing the end of the final session there