Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara raises his bat and helmet after scoring a century on the third day of the first cricket test match between India and England in Rajkot, India, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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Test cricket is all about grind. Especially as a batsman, the worth of being a Test cricketer is measured in sustainability more than any other factors. When a batsman comes out to bat, his foremost responsibility is not to score runs but to stay afloat, occupy the crease for as many numbers of overs as possible and face as many deliveries he can. This is the parameter to measure a batsman’s capability since the early days of Test cricket.

However, some take this fact in literal meaning and break the back of bowlers with marathon knocks. The Indian Test team has also had many players who have the above mentioned characteristics in abundance. The first name that comes into the mind of the Indian cricket fans is surely Rahul Dravid apart from the likes of Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman and many others.

In the current lot of players, no one occupies the crease longer and efficiently than Cheteshwar Pujara. And this fact received a stamp of authority in the third Test between India and Australia (of the Border Gavaskar series 2017) where he completely drained out each and every bit of energy out of the opposition to become the first Indian batsman to have faced 500 or more deliveries in an innings in Test cricket.

Sportzwiki tries to dig deep and brings you the players who stand behind him in the top five. Have a look:

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