The Indian team’s long cricket season has come to an end with the thrilling series win against Australia.
On 29 March, Virat Kohli took to Instagram to dedicate a special post to Cheteshwar Pujara for an “outstanding season”.
Virat Kohli, Indian CaptainEveryone has contributed this season but I’m particularly happy and delighted to see the grit and determination of this guy. What a champion. Least mentioned but most effective. Well done Puji (Cheteshwar Pujara) for an outstanding season brother. Wish you many more years of stupendous performances for the team. Keep going.
During the recently-concluded Australia series, Cheteshwar Pujara became India's highest run-getter in a Test season.
He scored 1316 runs in the 13 Test matches this home season, and went past Gautam Gambhir's aggregate of 1269 runs, which was the highest aggregate runs by an Indian batsman in a Test season.