‘I started crying, was in negative mindset’: Pujara on ‘toughest time’ in career
Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is considered one of the stalwarts in the longest format of the game. Time and again he has proved his mettle with the bat and took the Indian team to greater heights. A few months ago, he won a million hearts with his resolute batting show during the Test series Down Under which India pocketed 2-1. Pujara was certainly one of the highlights of India's historic win on Australian soil. Watching Pujara bat against the toughest bowlers of the world is a delight for the followers of the game. But for him, the road to success was full of obstacles which he eventually overcame with a positive mindset. The Indian batsman has recently revealed that there was a time when he was completely shattered and had doubts in his mind whether he could be able to play cricket at the international level. In a YouTube interview on 'Mind Matters', the 33-year-old revealed how he overcame the ‘toughest time’ of his cricketing career.
“When I had my first injury, to come back from it was the toughest time of my cricketing career. The moment our team physio came to and spoke to me that the recovery will be about six months. So, I was so upset, I started crying. I was in a negative mindset at that time. ‘Will I be able to play this game again? Will I be able to play at the international level again?” Pujara said.