XtraTime Web Desk: India’s star batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has always been regarded as the successor of legendary batsman Rahul Dravid after he hanged his boots in 2012 but beside that the critics have also criticized him as he wasn’t up to the mark outside subcontinent.
It is well known that Pujara is far behind Dravid in terms of comparison but if we look at the statistics Pujara isn’t far behind than his predecessor.
On the first day of first test match Pujara’s remarkable 123-run knock against Australia has helped India to get out of trouble at Adelaide Oval. Thanks to his calm knock the Men in Blue reached 250 for 9 at stumps.
While doing so Pujara has touched Dravid’s feat as he reached 5000 Test runs in 108 innings, Dravid too took same number of innings to reach his 5000 test runs. It is only a coincidence that Pujara had also taken the same number of innings as Dravid to get to 3000 runs (67 innings) and 4000 Test runs (84 innings).
Pujara was the lone warrior for his side with a knock of 123 runs in 246 deliveries to kept India into the game after the visitors were reduced to 127 for six in the 50th over.