Cheteshwar Pujara reveals the speciality of Kohli which no other batsman can achieve!

The Indian skipper Virat Kohli comes out to bat and it looks like he is in a different zone or batting at some other pitch as he hits the ground running straight away. Kohli approach to batting is a class apart and he looks to dominate from the word go. The run machine is continuing to produce runs on a consistent basis in all the three forms of the game.

The Indian number three batsman Chesteshwar Pujara said that it is difficult for other batsmen to match Virat Kohli’s strike rate. The platform was set by Pujara and Murali Vijay for the Indian innings but the way Virat batted, he just took the game further away from the grasp of the visitors.

Kohli scored at an impressive strike rate of 79.77 while the other batsmen scored at a lesser rate than the skipper. Murali Vijay scored his 128 runs off 221 balls at a strike-rate of 57.91 while Cheteshwar Pujara scored his runs in his own way at a strike rate of 39.50. Even the free-flowing Rohit Sharma strike rate was less than Virat Kohli as he scored at a strike rate 63.75.

Pujara said in the press conference at the end of Day 3 play, “See, he (Kohli) is a kind of player who performs well in all the formats of the game and the way he started off, if there was some other batsmen, I don’t think they could have started in the same way. I think it’s his confidence and way he is batting, in last two to three years, it would have been difficult for any other batsman to score at such a strike rate”.

Pujara added that the Nagpur pitch was on the slow side and it wasn’t an easy pitch to get the runs straight away. Pujara played a typical inning of 143 off 362 balls and as usual, worked hard for his runs.

Pujara added, “Kolkata was different wicket altogether with a lot of assistance for fast bowlers especially in the first innings. Coming to this particular wicket, I think, it was difficult to score runs as this wicket was on the slower side. It was not easy to get boundaries and we had to rotate the strike”.

The Indian team is two wickets away from the taking the lead in the three-match Test series. The hosts have totally dominated the tourists and it has been a one-way traffic thus far in the second Test match.

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