Pujara and Kohli real deal: Peter Kirsten

He is also impressed by the Indian assembly line of quality batsmen.

Pujara and Kohli: A bright future awaits.

Johannesburg: Former South African batsman Peter Kirsten is highly impressed by the batting of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara in the Johannesburg Test and he believes the two can take the rich legacy of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid forward.

“I am not surprised because I have been seeing them for the last two or three years. They love batting and you can see that. They have done a lot of homework. They have shown great application,” Kirsten told MAIL TODAY.

“It can’t be easy batting after Dravid and Tendulkar have retired but they will take Indian cricket forward in the next 10 years. It’s not easy coping with the bounce at Wanderers.”

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The brother of former India coach Gary Kirsten is impressed by the Indian assembly line of quality batsmen.

“Vijay was solid. Pujara has sound technique. All this augurs well for Indian batting. One great thing about Indian cricket is legacies keep coming. It was Sachin after Gavaskar and now Pujara and Virat and Rohit have arrived,” he said.

“Gary spoke highly of someone like Virat and has certainly some role in his progress. He was excited about some other youngsters as well. He worked closely with (Gautam) Gambhir but he can’t even make the squad now.”

Reproduced from Mail Today. Copyright 2013. MTNPL. All rights reserved.


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