On Friday, Team India gave it back to England on Day 3 of the third Test for the Pataudi Trophy at Headingley in Leeds. Thanks to Cheteshwar Pujara's unbeaten 91, India has edged closer to a lead in the second innings and looks on course to save the Test. Pujara's performance comes at a time when India needed him the most. He has been under fire of late following a string of poor performances following the conclusion of the Australia tour earlier this year. Despite being under fire and calls being made to drop him and replace him with Prithvi Shaw, the former was included in the playing XI for the third Test. Following the end of day's play on Friday, Rohit Sharma was asked in the press conference if Pujara was under pressure from the side and team management to deliver. ALSO READ: Pataudi Trophy 2021, 3rd Test- Rohit-Pujara keep India at bay, trail by 139 at stumps on Day 3 Rohit revealed that there was no talk regarding Pujara's batting within the team, while most of the discussions happened outside the group, reports ESPNCricinfo. The entire side was aware of his quality and experience, and there were no second thoughts about having him on the side. Rohit also pondered that while he struggled to score runs of late, he aided in partnerships, especially with Ajinkya Rahane at Lord's and also in Australia. He reckoned that while Pujara's current form is crucial, one should not forget what he has done over the years. Besides Pujara, Rohit too played a handy knock, scoring 59, as India is currently 215/2, trailing by 139 runs. It would have a challenging task at hand to survive the morning session on Saturday. NOTE: Asianet News humbly requests everyone to wear masks, sanitise, maintain social distancing and get vaccinated as soon as eligible. Together we can and will break the chain #ANCares #IndiaFightsCorona

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