Cheteshwar Pujara Birthday Team India: Indian cricket team player Cheteshwar Pujara has achieved many big achievements during his career. He has done brilliantly for Team India in Test format. Pujara has scored 19 centuries in Test cricket. Today (25 January 2023) he is celebrating his 35th birthday. He has scored more than 7 thousand runs for India in Test cricket. Although he has not been able to do anything special in the ODI format. He has also performed well in domestic matches.
Pujara has many big records in the Test format. One of these records is for playing the most number of balls in a Test innings for India. He faced 525 balls in a Test innings against Australia. He is the batsman who played the most balls in a Test innings for India. Rahul Dravid is in second place in this matter. Dravid faced 495 balls in a Test innings against Pakistan. Navjot Singh Sidhu is in third place in this matter. Ravi Shastri is in fourth place. He faced 477 balls in an innings against Australia.
Significantly, Cheteshwar Pujara has played 98 matches for India so far. During this, he has scored 7014 runs in 168 innings. Pujara has scored 19 centuries and 34 half-centuries in this format. His best Test score is 206 not out. He has hit a total of 843 fours and 15 sixes in Test matches. He has also shown amazing in fielding. Pujara has taken 65 catches. Pujara has also played 5 ODIs for Team India in his career. However, he could not do anything special in this.
Indian batsman facing most balls in a Test innings for India –
- Cheteshwar Pujara – 525 balls vs Australia
- Rahul Dravid – 495 balls vs Pak
- Navjot Singh Sidhu – 491 balls vs West Indies
- Ravi Shastri – 477 balls vs Australia
- Sunil Gavaskar – 472 balls vs England
1⃣0⃣3⃣ intl. matches
7⃣0⃣6⃣5⃣ intl. runs
1⃣9⃣ intl. tons
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 25, 2023