Cheteshwar Pujara (Happy Birthday Cheteshwar Pujara), called the ‘new wall’ of the Indian cricket team, is celebrating his 33rd birthday on Monday (25 January 2021). Pujara, who played the role of ‘troublemaker’ in the second innings of the fourth and last Test match of the series against Australia, was born in Rajkot in 1988.
Pujara played a key role in helping India win by 3 wickets in the Brisbane Test. He scored 56 runs off 211 balls. In this innings, Pujara was harassed by Australian fast bowlers Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood. Pujara ate several balls of kangaroo bowlers on his body. Once the ball was also in his hand, after which he threw the bat and sat on the ground. Despite the pain, the Saurashtra batsman remained on the field.
Pujara has 6111 runs in 81 Tests in which he has scored 18 centuries and 28 half-centuries. During this time he has scored at an average of 47.74. His best score is 206 not out. Pujara did not get much chances in ODIs. He has 51 runs in 5 ODIs.
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In the Test series played against Australia under the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Pujara scored a total of 271 runs in 8 innings of 4 matches at an average of 33.87 including 3 half-centuries. Pujara is now eyeing the upcoming home series against England. The first Test of the 4 match series between India and England will be played in Chennai from 5 February.