Batting style Right Handed
Bowling style Right-arm leg spin
Test Debut vs Australia at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Oct 09, 2010
ODI Debut vs Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club, Aug 01, 2013
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Cheteshwar Pujara overview
An Indian international cricketer who has fabricated himself with his play as a well decorated cricketer of our time. He is a right-handed batsman., he also made his first-class debut for Saurashtra in December 2005.
Cheteshwar believes in perseverance, dedication and tons of hardwork in the course of playing his series or any tournament followed by his performance. It is said and seen that Pujara had set a new record while he was scoring and keeping his arms open towards the win in the match against Bangladesh.
Batting Career Summary
Bowling Career Summary
Cheteshwar Pujara was born in Rajkot, Gujarat and he celebrates it on 25th January 1988. We bow our respect to his father Arvind Pujara as well who was a great Ranji Trophy player for Saurashtra. His mother died due to cancer, In the near future he married Puja Pabari. He did his BBA in education prior joining to cricket. His cricket career took a swing at the age of 13 as he started playing U-19 state matches and performed 306 runs as a whole which is a humongous number while playing for the first time. He was born to create an extension of brilliance through just his test matches, yes that’s true. He is an opening batsman.
Pujara made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club on Aug 01, 2013. Till date, he has played only 5 matches and has 51 runs to his name.
The feats of Pujara on his home turf were unquestionable but he did not have the weight of 'away' runs behind him to be named a 'versatile' cricketer. He silenced all the cynics by displaying relentless resistance on a seaming track and then in the first Wanderers Test against South Africa he went on to score a 153. With 521 runs in his belt Pujara was the first highest run scorer for four match test series in a row. Be it starting from the Sydney Cricket Ground to the final test series Pujara has always given his best through array of batting in the battle of cricket. He is basically a right-hand batsman with leg break bowling style that compliments his contribution to cricket.
Pujara played in 30 test matches from which he has scored 390 runs at a strike rate of 99.74 with one fifty under his belt.
He is the second fastest Indian player who have scored a brilliant 1000 in several test matches. In 2013 he was awarded for emerging cricketer of the year award. He was awarded Arjuna awards for sports in 2017. Apart from test series, he also won the under 19 world cup in the year 2006. He is the sixth Indian cricketer to score a century. Pujara broke the record of Rahul Dravid making 500+ in an inning which is highly appreciated. Pujara 222 run partnership with Virat Kohli is India’s third highest in South Africa. He won the man of the series trophy for making 350 runs in a match which is almost one of the highest record of all times.