Will Pucovski, the young Australian batsman, has mentioned that facing Jasprit Bumrah in the recent Border Gavaskar Trophy was pretty similar to playing a PlayStation game for him. Back in January, the 23-year-old forayed into the purest format, making his Test debut in the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
He opened the batting alongside the experienced David Warner. He couldn’t play the first two games in Adelaide and Melbourne due to injury. After the SCG Test, the Young Turk missed out on the fourth and final Test at The Gabba after sustaining a shoulder injury.
In a recent appearance on Cheese Toasties, Pucovski spilled the beans on his experience of playing against Bumrah, who didn’t play the Brisbane Test either.
Will Pucovski opens up
“I actually genuinely felt like I like was playing PlayStation game, it was like International Cricket 2011 or something on PlayStation. They had this view, so I still remember faking illness to get a day off school when the game came out,” Pucovski told.
Pucovski, who has a first-class average of 53.41, mentioned that he would play as Shane Watson, the former Aussie all-rounder, in the PlayStation game.
“I loved Shane Watson at that time. So, whenever Shane Watson was opening the batting and they had this new view. I thought it was pretty cool where you were like a bit of a spider cam above the batter, so you’d be almost facing.
“Still, I had played a PlayStation game there, getting Shane Watson a 100 on Ashes cricket whatever year it was when I skipped a day of school. So, I still remember it, and I was like I genuinely remember sitting there Bumrah was at the top of his mark, and I’m like I know this because this is what happened when I was facing England with Shane Watson,” he added.
Pucovski impressed one and all in his very first Test innings. The right-hander scored 62 runs off 110 balls with the help of four fours. He brought up his maiden Test fifty off 97 balls after which Navdeep Saini cut short his stay in the middle. In the second innings, Mohammed Siraj dismissed him for 10.
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