12 Facts about Cheteshwar Pujara

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12 Facts about Cheteshwar Pujara:

A strange discovery:

Open Magazine quoted Pujara’s father Arvind as saying how he had discovered his son’s potential. A nephew of Arvind once took a picture of two and a half year old Pujara while batting. There was a good balance in those pictures. There was a picture of a young boy playing with a raised ball and his eyes were fixed on it. Sensing this, Arvind included him in cricket.

Six triple centuries in representative cricket:

At the time of writing, Pujara has six triple centuries in his representative career. Remembering the century he scored in his first Under-14 game, he also scored two consecutive triple centuries for Saurashtra Under-22 in 2008. After this he has scored three first-class triple centuries. In fact, the two triples for Saurashtra Under-22 and the first first-class triple came in the space of a month.

Under-19 debut:

Pujara made his under-19 debut for India against England in 2005. He scored 211 runs in the Indian innings victory. He was selected as the cup’s leading run-scorer for the 2006 Under-19 World Cup, where he scored 349 runs in 6 innings, including three fifties and a century at an average of 117. He was also named the best player of the tournament, although India lost to Pakistan in the final due to his excellent play in the championship.

Triple century in first class career:

By 2013, at the age of 25, Pujara had scored three triple centuries: 302* for Saurashtra against Orissa in 2008/09, 352* for Saurashtra against Karnataka in 2012/13, and India A against West Indies A in 2013. 306* runs for A. 14. Pujara became the ninth batsman to score three triple centuries in his name. In 2008/09, he also scored two triple centuries for Saurashtra Under-22, thus becoming the only cricketer in the world to score three triple centuries in a month.

Second place after Michael Bevan in List A cricket:

Pujara’s batting average is second only to Michael Bevan in List A cricket. Bevan is on top with 57.86, Pujara is second with 54.12. Despite this, he has been labeled a Test specialist and has not got many opportunities in ODI cricket for India.

Test Debut:

After showing his consistency in domestic cricket, Pujara was selected for the 2010 Australia tour of India. He came in as a substitute after VVS Laxman was injured in the first Test and took two catches at silly point. He got the cap after Gautam Gambhir also got injured in the second game. In the first innings he was dismissed cheaply for 3 runs off the bowling of Mitchell Johnson, but he performed well in the second innings scoring 74 runs before being dismissed by the bowling of Nathan Horwitz.

Double ton:

As of 2015, Pujara had scored 9 first-class centuries. At one time he was behind Don Bradman in scoring double centuries. Bradman scored a double century in every 9 innings. Pujara was behind him in terms of scoring one run every 15 times. But now it has increased.

1000 runs:

During his double century against Australia in March 2013, Pujara became the second fastest Indian to reach the milestone of 1000 runs in terms of innings. In Test terms, he shares the record with Sunil Gavaskar as the fastest Indian to reach 1000 runs (12 Tests).

Mother’s Death:

Pujara’s mother Reena played a huge role in his development as a cricketer. However, she could not live to see her son shine at the highest level. When Pujara was 17 years old, he died of cancer. Coincidentally, the day he passed away was exactly five years after he made his Test debut. As a young player, he showed remarkable courage after defeat and a few months later, he was named Player of the Tournament at the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2006 in Sri Lanka.

Nine first class doubles:

Pujara currently has nine first-class scores of 200 or more. At one time, his rate of scoring doubles was second only to Don Bradman. Bradman used to get a double after every nine innings. Pujara had achieved it at around 15 runs. However now it has increased.

IPL career:

Pujara first played for Kolkata Knight Riders for three seasons. In 2013, he represented RCB for a few matches, before a knee injury ruled him out of the remainder of the IPL. After that RCB let him go and then he was bought by KXIP and then he remained unsold for the next season.

Cricket playing family:

Pujara grew up in a cricketing family in Rajkot, Gujarat. His father Arvind represented Saurashtra in the late 1970s. His uncle Bipin was also a cricketer and represented Indian Schools.


Cheteshwar Pujara, born on 25 January 1988, is one of the most powerful batsmen of India in recent times. Pujara, with excellent technique and calm nature, is quite different from modern cricketers.

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