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5 Indian cricketers who have thrived under Virat Kohli's captaincy

Modified 13 Oct 2016, 16:43 IST
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#4 Cheteshwar Pujara

Pujara has looked even better with the bat ever since Kohli became the captain

Cheteshwar Pujara is undoubtedly one of the best batsmen in the current Indian Test team and seeing the way he has been playing, he may soon be counted among the finest in the world. Pujara is another player whose game has prospered even more under the leadership of Virat Kohli.

In 26 Tests that the Saurashtra batsman played with MS Dhoni at the helm, he scored close to 2000 runs at an average of 47.11 including 6 centuries. On the other hand, Cheteshwar Pujara has averaged as high as 54.75 in 12 matches under Kohli with 2 centuries and 5 fifties.

Pujara’s best performance with Virat skippering the team came during the recently concluded Test series against New Zealand as he finished with a tally of 373 runs in 6 innings at an average of over 70 and a top score of 101 not out.

The spike in Cheteshwar Pujara’s career graph since Virat Kohli took over the reins of the Test team augurs well not only for the batsman himself but also for Team India.

Published 13 Oct 2016, 16:29 IST
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