Mumbai: Cheteshwar Pujara on Friday said more than his and Rohit Sharma's centuries, it was Sachin Tendulkar's dazzling array of strokes in his farewell knock of 74 that stood out, considering the pressure under which he scored those runs.
"I would say that Sachin's knock was the best of three innings. You have to understand the situation where he was playing his last game in Mumbai. There was a lot of pressure of expectations on him and it was difficult to concentrate out there in the middle with the crowd making such a noise. It wasn't easy to stay calm in such a situation," Pujara (113), who put on a 148-run stand with Tendulkar said at the post-match press conference. (Also read: To Sachin Sir with love, from Pujara and Rohit)
Pujara said it was an "amazing feeling" to be batting along side Tendulkar in what could be his last innings in international cricket. (Day 2 report)