Rahul Dravid congratulated me on my performance, says Cheteshwar Pujara

With England's batting looking 'fragile' already, India will look to cash in on Cheteshwar Pujara's brilliant innings.

updated: November 16, 2012 22:45 IST
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Ahmedabad: Cheteshwar Pujara, who scored his maiden Test double century in India's mammoth first innings total against England, on Friday said that missing out on a hundred against the same opposition in the warm-up game inspired him to score big in the first Test here.

"I got out for 87 in the practice match (for Mumbai 'A' before the series). That inspired me to score a hundred and then a double hundred," said Pujara, who batted for close to nine hours for his unconquered knock of 206 runs in India's first innings total of 521 for eight declared.

The 24-year-old Saurashtra batsman, who became the sixth Indian batsman to record a double ton against England, said he was comfortable against all the opposition bowlers on the slow-paced, low bounce track of the Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera.

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