Cheteshwar Pujara delights in soaking up England attack in fifth Test
Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara is an Indian international cricket player who was born on January 25, 1988. He plays Test cricket for India and plays domestic cricket for Saurashtra. He is a right-handed batsman who played his first match for Saurashtra in December 2005. In October 2010, he played his first Test match at Bangalore. As of May 9, 2021, he has 697 points and is ranked as the world’s No. 14 Test batsman by the ICC Player Rankings. He also played 5 One-Day Internationals for India.
History of Cheteshwar Pujara
He was on the India A team that went to England in the summer of 2010, and he scored the most runs on that tour. In October 2011, he got a D grade national contract from the BCCI. He is known to have good technique and the patience to play long innings. After Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman retired, he was one of the candidates for a spot in the Indian middle order, and he was on the team that won the IPL in 2021.
In August 2012, he played his first Test match again, against New Zealand. In November 2012, he hit a double hundred against England at Ahmedabad. In March 2013, he hit another double hundred against Australia. Both times, he helped India win and was named man of the match.
He had the most points in the 2012 NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, with two hundreds and one fifty. He was one of the batsmen who got to 1000 runs in Test cricket the fastest. It took him just 11 games and his 18th Test Innings to do it. He was named 2013’s “Emerging Cricketer of the Year.”
In a one-off Test match against Bangladesh in February 2017, he got 1,605 runs, which was a new record for a batsman in an Indian first-class season. Chandu Borde set the old record of 1,604 runs in 1964–65. In November 2017, he got his 12th double-century in first-class cricket. This made him the Indian batsman with the most double-centuries, beating Vijay Merchant’s record. In March 2022, he was given a Grade B contract by the BCCI.
Here are the Records of Pujara in Tests
More than 2000 runs
In a year, Pujara scored more than 2,000 runs. In first-class games in 2013, he got 2,043 runs at 102.15. Only Chris Rogers made more in 2013 with 2,391 runs at 48.79 from 28 games.
Highest partnership in the second innings
India’s 222-run partnership with Virat Kohli is tied for the highest in South Africa and is their highest in the second innings of a Test in South Africa.
Second fastest 1000 runs
The Indian player with the second fastest 1,000 test runs.
Most balls faced by an Indian
Indian batsmen in South Africa have never scored higher than 153 in the second half of a game. In a Test match, an Indian has faced 525 balls.
Double century against Australia
After his double century against Australia in March 2017, Pujara moved up to the number two spot in the rankings for Test batsmen, which was his best spot ever.
Third batsman for India
He is the third batsman for India and the ninth batsman overall to bat on all five days of a Test.
The sixth cricketer from India to score a century on the first day
He is the sixth cricketer from India to score a century on the first day of a tour outside of Asia.
Eleventh cricketer from India to get to 6000 Test Runs
He is the eleventh cricketer from India to get to 6000 Test Runs.