TENDULKAR Lauds Pujara For His Outstanding Performance In Australia

SACHIN Tendulkar, cricket icon has nick named Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara ‘Run Machine’ for his splendid performance enabling India win the four test series Against Australia on its soil in Sydney after 71 years. Rajkot born Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara, right hander, was declared the Man of The Match and the Man of the Series for making 521 runs in the series. Thirty years old Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara plays for Gujarat’s Saushtra region which has an impressive record in Ranji Trophy Tournament. Tendulkar was also impressed with the style of play dished out by the Indian team, saying the brand of cricket produced by Virat Kohli and his men in the four-Test series was “magnificent” and Fantastic. The team has done really well. The brand of cricket that India has been able to produce Down Under has been magnificent,” Tendulkar said says on Rwitter. Pujara’s  521 runs in the series included three centuries and one half century with 193 as his highest score and Tendulkar pin-pointed that Pujara was outstanding in the series.”I find it difficult to pinpoint one moment, but I think Pujara has been really outstanding. The number of statements made on Pujara, which ideally weren’t in his favour, kind of undermined (diminished) his contribution. Along with (Pujara), (we) cannot ignore the bowlers’ contribution. The bowlers have (also) done exceedingly well.”But somewhere Pujara has been instrumental in laying that solid foundation (standing) on which there were a number of guys who went out and got runs. Virat (Kohli) scored runs in the second Test. Ajinkya (Rahane) had that crucial partnership (in the series). Then Rishabh (Pant), (Ravindra) Jadeja – all these guys have done well. Mayank (Agarwal) got off to a good start.”But (still) if I have to pin-point one guy then Pujara stands out along with the fast bowlers,” said Tendulkar. He also hoped that the maiden Test series victory in Australia would inspire the younger generation.”You need these kinds of results to inspire them (younger generation) and make them believe that you can go out and deliver your best and get laurels to our nation. That is exactly what the team has done Down Under,” he added. Meanwhile, BCCI  has announced  cash award for the players, the support staff and the Coach  Ravi Shastri.

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