Rising Start of Indian Cricket -Cheteswar Pujara

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The young and professional cricketer, Cheteswar Pujara was born on the 25th of January, 1988 in Rajkot, Gujarat. Cheteswar Pujara is a right-handed batsman and right-arm off-break bowler. He attended Virani School, Rajkot and cleared his SSC during his first attempt in first-class. Cheteshwar Pujara comes from a family of cricketers. His grandfather Shivlal Pujara played for Dhrangadhra, his father Arvind Pujara and uncle Bipin played for Saurashtra at the First-class level. He plays for saurashtra in domestic cricket and also plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL.

About His Career:

In year 2005, Cheteswar Pujara played in the Afro-Asia Under-19 Cup and India won in that match. He then played in the Under 19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka in the year 2006. That match presented Pujara to the world as a successful player in young age and he got the Man of the Tournament Trophy. Pujara put 349 runs on his scoreboard at an average of 116.33 runs in the tournament and he was the leading run-scorer of the Under-19 World Cup.

About His Personal life

Cheteswar Pujara is the son of  Mr. Arvind Shivlal Pujara and the nephew of Bipin Shivlal Pujara. On 13 February 2013 Pujara married Puja Pabari in Rajkot.

About his test career:-

In 2010, while replacing yuvraj singh,  pujara was selected for two match home test series against  Australia. On 9 October 2010 at Bangalore he made his debut in the second test of the series.

The year 2012 turned out to be a lucky year for Pujara. He came back with a first International Test Century on the 23rd of August, 2012 against New Zealand in Hyderabad. He scored 159 run against New Zealand in Hyderabad. His highest score in Test cricket is his double century against England, 206 not out. He has one 150 plus and two 200 plus scores to his name from the thirteen Test matches he has played. After the “second debut”, he became a regular in the Indian Test squad. He is yet to play for India in any of the shorter forms of the game. He registered his third century, 135 against England in the second Test at Mumbai and this was his second successive hundred.

He made his first double hundred against England at Ahmedabad in November 2012. In the 2012 he won NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, he was the highest scorer with two centuries and one half century. He became one of the fastest batsmen to reach 1000 runs in Test cricket in just 11 matches and his 18th Test Innings.

On March 4, 2013, he scored another double hundred against Australia in the second Test of the Border-Gavaskar trophy, and was awarded Man of the Match. India went on to defeat Australia by an innings and 135 runs.

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