Cheteshwar Pujara has been a true servant of Indian cricket since making his international debut. The right hand batsman is one of the best batsmen in Test cricket and played a decisive role in his team’s maiden Test series win in Australia.
He amassed 521 runs that included three hundreds in the four-match series as the touring party defeated Australia 2-1. Pujara, who is renowned for temperament and patience, had faced 1,258 balls throughout the series, which is the most by any Indian player in a Test series in Australia.
Not just Test cricket, Pujara showed his class in the T20 format as well. He slammed his maiden T20 ton and followed it up with scores of 68, 42 not-out and 39 not-out in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
He was recently asked about his isolation from Indian Premier League.
“Sometimes it’s difficult to accept things but I am someone who moves on. I am not worried about what people think. However, the perception is changing now. When I started scoring in the T20 format, people have started saying ‘he can do it’. I think IPL franchises will realize that soon,” he said.