India took a commanding position in the attempt to win their first ever test series in Australia on Friday, declaring at 622-7 towards the end of Day 2 in the fourth and final test in Sydney. Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant posted massive centuries to give India the highest innings total in the series yet, and it is one of them whom Sachin Tendulkar has hailed as being the difference between the two sides.
Taking to Twitter, the master blaster who was always a thorn in a dominant Australia's side, hailed Pujara for his ability for being able to bat for such long periods.
And Sachin wasn't the only one. His old strike partner Virender Sehwag also hailed Cheteshwar Pujara, describing him in divine terms:
Pujara scored a stunning 193 runs in 373 balls, spending over 9 hours on the crease. He was also a hero in the critical third test when the series was poised at 1-win-apiece, scoring 106 in 319 balls in the first innings and going a long way to helping India win the match. And in the very first match (also won by India) it was Pujara who registered the series' first century, scoring 123 in 246 balls.
That's not to say that it's only Pujara who has been hailed. Rishabh Pant also scored a massive 159 and won plenty of plaudits, including from Sehwag and Harsha Bhogle: