Cheteshwar Pujara Bio

Cheteshwar Pujara is a right-handed batsman who represents Saurashtra in local cricket. He was born in Rajkot on January 25, 1988. He was a member of the India A squad that travelled to England in the summer of 2010 and was the most notable scorer on the trip.

In November 2012, he scored his first two-hundred against England in Ahmedabad, and he followed that up with another two-hundred against Australia in March 2013, both times guiding India to victory and earning him man of the match honours.

In 2005, Pujara made his Under-19 test debut for India against England. He scored 211 runs in his first innings, which helped India win by an innings and 137 runs. He was also selected for the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup by India. He was the leading run-scorer in the under-19 World Cup, scoring 349 runs at an average of 1117 from six innings, including three fifties and a century. He was named the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup’s Man of the Tournament.

Debut

Pujara replaced Yuvraj Singh in the Indian squad for the two-match home Test series against Australia in 2010. On the 9th of October 2010, he made his Test debut in Bangalore.

In the first innings, he took two catches at silly point and scored four runs, and in the second innings, when India needed 2007 runs to win, he scored 72 runs but was clean bowled by Nathan Hauritz.

However, this did not keep him down for long; in August 2012, he returned to form and scored his first International Test century, 159, against New Zealand in Hyderabad. As a result, he was named to India’s test squad for four test matches against England.

Low points

Pujara was assigned to the 16-member team for the 2014 tour of England. He had a perplexing arrangement of a best of 55 and an overall of 222 holds going in five Tests. Despite his promising start, he struggled with back-foot shots, which he attempted to correct later.

IPL Career

Pujara spent the first three seasons of the IPL with the Kolkata Knight Riders. The Royal Challengers Bangalore bought him in the 2011 player auction (RCB). Before injuring his knee in a match against Kochi Tuskers Kerala, he started for RCB in the fourth season of the IPL.

He was out of action for about a year after the injury before returning to domestic cricket at the end of 2011. He joined Yorkshire after failing to be selected by any franchise for the 2015 IPL season.

2021 Auction CSK bought at base price 50 Lakhs.

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