Indian Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said that he will always be grateful to former great Rahul Dravid for diverting attention from cricket and telling him about the importance of time for personal life.
Pujara said that Dravid’s impact on his life cannot be described in words. Dravid is considered the ‘wall’ of Indian batting and often compares Pujara to Dravid. Pujara said that he is thankful to Dravid for teaching him how to keep personal and professional life separate. “He helped me understand the importance of staying away from cricket,” Pujara told ESPN Cricinfo. I had the same idea, but when I spoke to him he told me very clearly about it. I needed such advice. ”
Rahul Dravid played 164 Tests for India, 344 ODIs Dravid scored 13288 runs in 164 Tests and 10889 runs in 344 ODIs. He also captained India in 79 ODIs, of which the team was successful in 42. He also holds the world record for 14 consecutive wins chasing runs.
“I also saw in county cricket how they keep personal and professional lives separate,” said Pujara. I value that advice a lot. Many people believe that I pay more attention to my game than necessary. Yes, I am, but I also know when to distance myself from professional life. There is life beyond cricket. He said, “My likes and dislikes keep changing, but Dravid has a lot of meaning for me.” For me he has always been and will always be a source of inspiration. Pujara said that despite attachment to Dravid, he never tried to imitate him.