India outperformed Bangladesh in the first Test of the series on Sunday, winning by a score of 188 runs at Chattogram. Bangladesh mounted a great comeback in their second innings, batting all day on Day 4 after the team had set a 513-run total for the hosts, but ultimately fell short as Indian bowlers finished off the side on 324. Cheteshwar Pujara put up a terrific performance with the bat for India, scoring 90 and 102* in both innings.

The seasoned Indian hitter Pujara had a roller-coaster of a year in 2022 since he was benched from the Test squad in February due to poor play. But Pujara made the trip to England to compete in the County Championships, and his outstanding exploits for Surrey earned him a second call-up from India in June. Former India all-rounder Ajay Jadeja talks in-depth about Pujara’s resurgence after his outstanding performances in Chattogram.

“Remember that he was benched two Tests before and was out for a series. He was turned down by the selections, then those same selectors chose him again. Since he was only 15 years old, this man has consistently shown throughout his career that difficulty is in his name, according to Jadeja on Sony Sports Network.

“After having surgery on both of his knees, it is challenging for him. This person persisted in completing the challenging tasks, and he is so devoted to the game that he never leaves any of the locations where you play him. He prefers making runs rather than playing shots.

Speaking further about his relationship with Kohli, he said, “No one has offered as much steadiness as him. He and Virat Kohli both played in the same period, had concurrent careers, and he is not far behind in terms of runs. His beauty is probably not that great.

He has accomplished one inch more than what was under his power if you look at his contribution over the last ten years.