'Great mentor' Dravid told me no fault in my technique: Pujara

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Mumbai, July 1: Calling Rahul Dravid as a "great mentor", India 'A' captain and Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is looking forward to learn from the batting great, who is now 'A' team coach.

Pujara was on Monday (June 29) appointed India 'A' skipper. The side will play a tri-series at home starting July 19, against Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A'. It will be the first assignment for new coach Dravid.

Cheteshwar Pujara

When asked how crucial it is to have Dravid as the coach of the 'A' team, Pujara praised the former skipper and said it is really important.

"It will be really important. He is a great mentor. I have been in touch with him and have had many conversations with him. He was with the Indian team for two weeks on our tour to England last year. I have seen him train when he used to play and spoken to him at the NCA. He obviously has immense knowledge of the game but the way he puts it across and explains things, it makes you really comfortable," Pujara told BCCI's website bcci.tv on Wednesday (July 1).

The right-handed batsman who is aiming to regain his spot in the Test XI, said Dravid had told him that there was no major fault in his batting technique.

"The last time I chatted with him, he was very positive about the way I have been batting and he told me there isn't any major fault in my technique. He told me that at times I got good balls and that I have to accept that as a batsman.

"This is the first time I will have him as a mentor for a longer period and he will watch me play. This will help me more because it is one thing to talk over the phone but quite another talking in person and spending quality time," Pujara said.

OneIndia News

Story first published: Wednesday, July 1, 2015, 15:16 [IST]
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