Cheteshwar Pujara the Indian Mount Everest which isn’t easy to climb. The wall against which the world’s best bowlers just kneel down. He made his debut in 2010.
As we all know Cheteshwar Pujara is one of the best test batsmen in the world and somewhere the Indian team is dependent on his batting. His role is not only to score runs for the team but also to play on the crease for a long duration. He is ranked as no. 12 in the ICC test ranking. He is the best choice for team India at no.3. He is referred to as the TORTOISE of the Indian cricket team but we know slow and steady wins the race. Being too slow he has a great average of 46.59 in test cricket. He is the third batsman for India, and ninth overall, to bat on all five days of a Test. He is the sixth Indian cricketer to score a century in a Tour outside Asia on the first day. He has scored more than 13000 runs with 18 centuries and the highest score of 206 not out. ( Click to see his stats. )
Pujara also helped India to win a lot of matches by standing on the crease for a long time and scoring runs. He is another Rahul Dravid for team India. We all know Pujara is an all-time great player and some of his greatest innings show that he is a necessary asset for team India.
123 vs Australia in Adelaide in 2018 – After the collapse of the top order batsman of India at 41/4, Cheteshwar Pujara built some important partnerships with Rishabh Pant and Ravichandran Ashwin helping India to get out of danger.
153 vs South Africa in Johannesburg in 2013 – Playing in South Africa is one of the most difficult tasks for a batsman. Hitting a ton and helping India for a draw while chasing 400 is one of the best innings in his career.
206 vs England in 2012 in Ahmedabad – This inning is the best innings in his career as he made his career’s best score 206 not out against England where he helped India to put a total of 521-8.
56 vs Australia in 2021 in Gabba – This is one of the most precious innings of his career when he stood as a wall against the Australian bowlers and played a knock of 56 facing 211 balls helped India for a historic win stated as “gabba ka toota ghamand “