Indian bowlers had a tough time in the four-day practice match against Cricket Australia XI, conceding over 500 runs to the hosts at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The match ended in a draw with Murali Vijay and KL Rahul impressing with the bat in the second innings but the bowlers were made to toil as Harry Nielsen smashed a brilliant century for the home team. Ahead of the first Test between India and Australia in Adelaide, Cheteshwar Pujara, who hit a half-century in the warm-up game, claimed that “conceding 500 runs in a warm-up game doesn’t mean anything”.
“Conceding 500 runs in a warm-up game doesn’t mean anything … we are not very much worried about it,” Pujara told reporters on Monday.
“Our bowlers know what they have to do … they know what line and lengths to bowl in Australia. As a bowling unit we are very confident,” the Indian middle-order batsman added.
However, former Australia batsman Dean Jones was not too convinced and mocked Pujara for his take on practice game.
“Well it does to the Australian boys who scored those 500 . Just saying” he wrote on his twitter handle.