Cheteshwar Pujara Entered In Sachin’s Special Club, Big Threat For Australia, Just Ahead Of WTC Final

The ‘new wall’ of the Indian Test team, Cheteshwar Pujara, continuously splashing runs. Pujara is currently showing his brilliance in England. This right-handed batsman, playing county in England for Sussex, registered a big achievement to his name on Friday. Pujara completed his 19,000 runs in first-class cricket. Pujara is the sixth Indian to set this record.

Cheteshwar Pujara, who has made his mark as a Test specialist, scored 136 off 189 balls in the first innings against Worcestershire. This Indian batsman, captaining Sussex, hit 19 fours and a six in his innings off 189 balls. With this, Pujara entered the club of legends Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, and Wasim Jaffer.

Gavaskar scored 25,834 runs in first-class cricket, while Sachin scored 25,396 runs. Rahul Dravid scored 23, 794, Laxman 19730, and Jaffer scored 19,410 runs. Pujara has scored 19 043 runs. Pujara had also scored a century in the Second Division County Championship match against Gloucestershire earlier. This is Pujara’s third century this season.

Cheteshwar Pujara has also left behind Wasim Jaffer’s 57 centuries in first-class cricket. Pujara has 59 centuries. He has reached number four in scoring the most centuries as an Indian in first-class cricket. In this list, Sachin Tendulkar is at number one with 81 centuries.

The 35-year-old Pujara will be seen playing in the final World Test Championship against Australia next month. The final of WTC will be played at The Oval from June 7.

Cheteshwar Pujara has been scoring runs continuously since the 2022 county season. After being dropped from the Test squad, he scored 1094 runs in 13 innings at an average of 109.40, including 5 centuries. During this, he also participated in the Royal London One Day Cup, scoring 624 runs in 9 innings. During this, 3 centuries and 2 half-centuries came out of his bat.

Before this big match, Pujara was seen sharing the dressing room with Australian legend Steve Smith. Both Batters are playing for Sussex in the County Championship.

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