Saturday, August 25, 2012

Cheteshwar Pujara- The Next Rahul Dravid

Cheteshwar Pujara, born on 25th January 1988. He has so far played 64 Domestic Test Matches and has scored 4,639 Runs with an average of 53.32. He has made 14 centuries and 21 half centuries at domestic level. So, All the hard work he put at domestic level is now showing very good results at International level. Recently the introduction of IPL has reduced a player's hardwork in order to reach the Indian Team. If a player scores a IPL 100,He just gets selected for ODI or T20 Team.

Cheteshwar Pujara's Domestic Career clearly shows his ability as a Test Player. The way he selects the ball to play the right shot.Cheteshwar Pujara who just played his 3rd International Test Match scored a Brilliant 159 Runs vs Newzealand Team. Cheteshwar came into bat at No.3 Postion. The position which originally belonged to Rahul Dravid when he was part of the Indian Squad. Cheteshwar played some excellent stokes all over the ground. He picked up the length of the ball pretty early and played some good shots of the Backfoot. He also played some On-Drives in Copybook Style. The whole Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium at Hyderabad applauded this Magnificent Innings.

So, Has the Indian team found the next Rahul Dravid. I know this statement is too early to say. Rahul Dravid was known for his battle in tough situation. He always played for Team's Concern and tried his level best. Cheteshwar has a lot of domestic level experience and this is good for the Indian Team. He also has the capability to continue his innings for long period and he doesnot lose his concentration after scoring a 100. In a Test Match, Long Innings from a batsman is the need if a Team has to win. 

Indian Team Captain and Management has to show confidence in Cheteshwar Pujara and make him play most of the Test Matches. He will definetly deliver the goods.At the Present moment, Cheteshwar Should play only Test Cricket and if he concentrates in only one form of the game.He will Definetly Succeced.

So,We as an Indian Cricket Supporter will have to Just Wait and Watch.Lets See what the Future brings for Indian Cricket.We should be assured that Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara will definetly do well at Test Level.