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Cheteshwar Pujara Cheteshwar Pujara DOB: January 25, 1988

Rated highly for his impeccable skills and unmatched determination - Cheteshwar Pujara is the backbone of Indian batting line-up when it comes to cricket's purest format. Since his debut in red ball cricket in 2010 versus Australia, the Rajkot-born batsman as grown leaps and bounds as his career progressed. With his outstanding technique and ability to bat for long hours without losing concentration, Pujara has been a thorn in the flesh of oppositions. With an impressive career average of more than 50 in Test cricket, Pujara is presently rated among the best number three batsmen in the world while playing in whites. Mostly compared with Rahul Dravid for his sheer sense of determination and will power to bat for long hours without breaking any sweat, Pujara has carved a niche for himself in the cricketing world. Despite being picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders in the first edition of Indian Premier League (2008), Pujara never managed to leave a mark in white ball cricket and largely due to his reputation as an exclusive Test player. After a forgettable tour to England in 2014/15, the right-handed batsman spent some extended sessions in English County cirucit with teams - Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire. Major teams: India, Derbyshire, India A, India Green, India Under-19s, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, Nottinghamshire, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Saurashtra, Saurashtra Under-16s, Saurashtra Under-19s, Yorkshire Playing role: Top-order batsman Batting style: Right-hand bat Bowling style: Legbreak

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Cheteshwar Pujara and his brilliance; White-walker earns standing applause at Lord's

Cricket | Jul 21, 2022, 08:28 PM IST

Pujara scored a sublime 231 runs against Middlesex. The India batter faced 403 balls and hit 21 boundaries and 3 sixes. Pujara batted for close to eight hours.

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Cheteshwar Pujara to captain Sussex against Middlesex as Tom Haines out for 6 weeks

Cricket | Jul 19, 2022, 05:35 PM IST

Ian Salisbury, Sussex Head Coach, went on to say that Pujara has been a leader ever since he joined the team and has been very keen on stepping up in the absence of Tom.

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IND vs ENG 5th Test, Day 4: Gritty Pujara stands tall, Twitter reacts

Cricket | Jul 04, 2022, 05:55 PM IST

After Rahul Dravid retired, Pujara was bestowed with the responsibility of batting at India for no.3 and control the innings. 

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IND vs ENG 5th Test, Day 4: White Walker stands strong; gritty Pujara leads India's charge

Cricket | Jul 04, 2022, 05:41 PM IST

While the other Indian greats were busy playing the star-studded Indian Premier League, Pujara was busy playing Test cricket and preparing himself for the last Test match of the series to be played against England.

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Pujara, Mayank or Vihari? Know who will open with Shubman Gill in 1st Test vs England

Cricket | Jun 29, 2022, 07:17 PM IST

With the experienced Rohit out of the playing eleven, seasoned Cheteshwar Pujara has a good chance of opening the batting with young Shubman Gill. 

Mohammed Shami jumped on Pujara's back after dismissing him for a duck

Watch: Mohammed Shami teases Pujara after dismissing him for duck; Gujarat Titans react

Cricket | Jun 24, 2022, 05:32 PM IST

On the 2nd day of the game, Pujara came out to bat, faced five deliveries, and was sent packing by his Indian teammate, Mohammed Shami.

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India, Pakistan want to play each other, but can't do anything about it: Rizwan

Cricket | Jun 03, 2022, 09:18 PM IST

Rizwan said he had had some quality discussions with Pujara on the perception of Indian players about being engaged in bilateral cricket with Pakistan.

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Pujara: County stint will keep me in good stead when India faces England in one-off Edgbaston Test

Cricket | May 23, 2022, 12:17 PM IST

The 34-year-old Pujara scored 720 runs, including two double hundreds and two centuries, in five Division two games for Sussex.


Pujara scores fourth successive ton for Sussex

Cricket | May 08, 2022, 04:21 PM IST

Pujara's hundred came off off-spinner Mark Stoneman, whom he drove for three runs

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Pujara, Rizwan create historic India-Pakistan partnership in London

Cricket | May 02, 2022, 05:50 PM IST

The day began with Sussex at 362/5, with the Indian batsman on 128 and the Pakistani batsman-wicketkeeper on 5

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Cheteshwar Pujara scores second double century for Sussex

Cricket | Apr 30, 2022, 09:39 PM IST

The batsman who was dropped from the Indian Test team following the series loss in South Africa earlier this year, smashed 203 off 334 balls.

The out-of-favour India batter, who is in sparkling form, is making most of his county stint.

Cheteshwar Pujara shines for Sussex; Scores third 100 in as many games

Cricket | Apr 29, 2022, 11:32 PM IST

Pujara, who was batting on 107 off 167 balls, hit 13 fours to help his side take a substantial lead against Durham, who were all out on 223 in their first innings.

Pujara was earlier dropped from the Indian test team that took on Sri Lanka.

Cheteshwar Pujara hits double ton in 2nd innings on Sussex debut

Cricket | Apr 17, 2022, 11:28 PM IST

Senior India batter Cheteshwar Pujara redeemed himself with an unbeaten double hundred in the second innings as Sussex snatched a draw against Derbyshire at the 2022 County Championship on Sunday, April 17.

Cheteshwar Pujara was earlier dropped from the test side that took on Sri Lanka at home

Cheteshwar Pujara hits century in 2nd innings on Sussex debut

Cricket | Apr 17, 2022, 09:11 PM IST

Veteran Indian Batter, Cheteshwar Pujara redeemed himself with a century for Sussex in the second innings of the 2022 County Championship on Sunday, April 17.


Pujara falls cheaply on Sussex debut

Cricket | Apr 15, 2022, 10:44 PM IST

Senior India batter Cheteshwar Pujara could only score six off 15 balls in his first innings of the 2022 County Championship here on Friday.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Mohammad Rizwan bat together in County Cricket

India and Pakistan in County Cricket: Cheteshwar Pujara, Mohammad Rizwan make Sussex debut together

Cricket | Apr 14, 2022, 08:22 PM IST

Both were named in the Sussex playing eleven which is captained by Tom Daines. With Derbyshire opting to bat, Pujara and Rizwan are expected to bat on day two.

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Cheteshwar Pujara set to join Sussex County Cricket Club

Cricket | Mar 10, 2022, 03:59 PM IST

Pujara will arrive in time for the first Championship match of the season and remain until at least the end of the RL50 competition.  

Rohit Sharma of India during a post match presentation (File photo)

Rahane & Pujara are big shoes to fill, not going to be easy, says Rohit Sharma

Cricket | Mar 03, 2022, 03:55 PM IST

India and Sri Lanka will lock horns in a two-match Test series, beginning Friday in Mohali. Rahane and Pujara have been dropped for the Tests and it will be interesting to see who comes into the side. 

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India vs Sri Lanka: We have told Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara to go and play Ranji, says Sharma

Cricket | Feb 19, 2022, 06:17 PM IST

Rohit Sharma was appointed as the new Test captain of the Indian men's team while veterans Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane were dropped from the Sri Lanka series.

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Pujara named in Saurashtra squad for Ranji Trophy 2022

Cricket | Feb 08, 2022, 01:26 PM IST

Saurashtra, led by pacer Jaydev Unadkat, are placed along with domestic heavyweights and 41-time Ranji champions Mumbai, Odisha and Goa.

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