India’s top order Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara, is one player Australian bowlers’ mind every time they play a Test against him. Pujara top-scored with 521 runs in the four-match Test series. In most matches, he was ‘the wall’ between India and the hosts similar to former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid.
The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli, has been all praises for the 30-year-old who guided India to historic Test series win over Australia. The team also came up with a new nickname for him. Kohli shared the nickname in an interview with bcci.tv,
“We’ve named him ‘White Walker’ from Game of Thrones because there’s only either fire or that special dagger that can kill him. I don’t think bowlers or cricket balls are going to do any damage to him. At the moment, he is unbreakable so we named him White Walker,”
He commended the Saurashtra batsman’s efforts to work on his batting, he further added,
“Pujara is one guy, who is very sure of his own ability. He never questioned any of the calls that team management took. He took it in a stride and realised himself that whatever feedback was given to him by the management, there were things that he himself wanted to work on.”
If this nickname catches on, it will be discussed in the commentary boxers every time Pujara takes his guard. However, there is only one problem with it. The white walkers bring the storm but Pujara brings calmness to the crease amidst chaos. Maybe the late Petyr Baelish’s words of wisdom were written for the Indian No.3 – “Chaos is not a pit, chaos is a ladder’. As the world around him is falling apart, you can count on Pujara to drop the anchor. When other batsmen fear adversity, you can count on Pujara to see opportunity.