Virat Kohli did not draw back from heaping reward on India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara following their first-ever Check collection win in Australia that concluded a profitable 12 months for the quantity one-ranked Check crew. Man of the Collection, Cheteshwar Pujara gathered 521, most runs within the four-Check collection, with centuries in Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney as India clinched the 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1. In addition to praising him for his batting expertise, Virat Kohli did his character evaluation and in contrast him with a ‘Sport of Thrones’ character to offer him a nickname.
“We have named him ‘White Walker’ from Sport of Thrones as a result of there’s solely both hearth or that particular dagger that may kill him. I do not assume bowlers or cricket balls are going to do any harm to him. In the meanwhile, he’s unbreakable so we named him White Walker,” Kohli instructed bcci.television in a video interview.
Kohli turned the primary Indian and Asian skipper to win a Check collection Down Beneath. Having scored 282 with 100 in Adelaide, Kohli defined how Pujara made the perfect of the suggestions he was given by the crew administration to superb tune his expertise.
“Pujara is one man, who may be very certain of his personal capacity. He by no means questioned any of the calls that crew administration took. He took it in a stride and realised himself that no matter suggestions was given to him by the administration, there have been issues that he himself needed to work on,” the Indian skipper stated.
“The way in which he has accepted the issues to return again within the England collection and play like that and Australia after having an okay collection final time once we got here right here. And to bat the best way he has speaks volumes of his personal conviction about his sport,” he added.
Calling him the “nicest man round”, Kohli stated he could not be extra pleased for another man attaining such an enormous feat.
“Such a historic Check collection win and he’s the Man Of The Collection and deserving so. The endurance and the character he has proven is one thing that all of us can be taught from. And we positively be taught from. Pujara teaches us how one can be affected person,” Kohli added.
After profitable the Check collection Down Beneath, India are trailing Australia 0-1 within the three-match One Day Worldwide collection. Australia received the primary ODI by 34 runs in Sydney and can host India for the second ODI in Adelaide on Tuesday.