Last year’s Test tour Down Under was a turning point in Indian cricket. Not only did the senior batsmen look totally helpless and clueless in preventing a 0-8 whitewash on foreign soil, but youngster Virat Kohli outscored the five senior batsmen in the Indian team in the Australia series.
The writing was on the wall, but the BCCI rarely notices. It was the humility and greatness of both Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman that they announced their retirements.
As a result of that, Cheteshwar Pujara got his comeback in the team and has not disappointed. In the last three Test matches he has scored 463 runs and his career average now stands at a phenomenal 71.25.
In Image: India's two promising stars - Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara