A career best ranking is what Cheteshwar achieved as a result of this marvellous show of grit, maturity and patience. In the recent ICC Test rankings, Pujara moved up 2 places with 851 points to the fifth place.
The recently concluded India’s tour of South Africa saw Cheteshwar as a rather matured entity of the Indian Test team. His stance was of that of a reliable batsmen and everytime he walked on to the crease, he oozed the confidence of a well-grounded anchor.
The 153 against South Africa was an icing on the cake, re-affirming his credibility at the 1 down position. While his outing as an ODI batsman, has been much of a debate, Pujara has managed to sail through in his Test cap, even being considered the next “Wall”.
Well, we only hope that Cheteshwar continues to grow in the rankings and notches up some unforgettable knocks.