Cheteshwar Pujara ended as the highest run- scorer in the recently concluded Test series against Australia with 521 runs including three centuries. He was by far the best batsman on show in the series, one who was ready to grind it out amidst tough batting conditions. Former West Indies batting legend Viv Richards hailed Pujara’s effort with the bat and congratulated him on Twitter for his superlative show.
Richards congratulated Puajara for helping India register a memorable series win against Australia in their own backyard.
‘Remarkable performance from @imVkohli and team down under. Exceptional batting from @cheteshwar1 as well in such difficult conditions, going on to make history. And @RaviShastriOfc, keep up the great work with the team. All the best! @BCCI” tweeted Richards.
In reply, Pujara thanked the former batting legend saying “Thank you so much Sir! Means a lot coming from someone I’ve looked up to!”. Pujara, in due course of the Test match, faced more than 1000 deliveries.
Pujara had a forgetful Test series against England where he was woefully out of form. He was even dropped from the Edgbaston Test. However, in the series against Australia, Pujara was back to his best batting to the best of his ability. He flopped in the Perth Test which India lost, unfortunately.
India will play Test cricket once again after the 2019 World Cup, They play teams like South Africa, West Indies and Bangladesh and Pujara will be back to batting his heart out for India.