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Cheteshwar Pujara: He Opens Up On His Comeback In Team India

Cheteshwar Pujara: India’s Cheteshwar Pujara discussed his return to the national team following a difficult period in Test cricket. The right-handed batsman was struggling to have an impact with the bat. He had just produced his final Test century in 2019.

He was consequently discarded from the national team along with numerous other experienced Indian players, including Ishant Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane. Pujara continued to play domestic cricket to restore his form after being cut from the Indian team.

This year, the right-handed batter performed admirably in both the County Championship and the Ranji Trophy. He recorded two half-centuries in the Ranji Trophy during the domestic Indian cricket season.

He performed best, though, when representing Sussex in the County Championship. The 34-year-old batsman showed off some terrific technique and hammered four hundreds, of which he turned two into double hundreds.

Cheteshwar Pujara: Playing First Class Cricket Is Key For My Comeback

Cheteshwar Pujara: He Opens Up On His Comeback In Team India
Cheteshwar Pujara: He Opens Up On His Comeback In Team India

After being cut from the Indian team, the right-handed batter highlighted that playing First-Class games was what was most essential to him. Playing so many top-notch games was the most significant factor. Before I joined Sussex, I was getting ready for this when I was playing at home, remarked Pujara in a BCCI TV interview.

“In the three games I played for Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy, I found my rhythm, knew that I was batting well. It was about getting a big score and so when I had that in my first game, I knew that everything is back to normal now. Finding my footwork, the back lift was coming along well.” Cheteshwar Pujara.

He further said. “After that I just wanted to enjoy my game and contribute to the team’s success. The most important thing is having a good time on the field. I love this game, enjoy playing cricket, so whenever I am on the field I want to try and make the most of it.”

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Cheteshwar Pujara: His Domestic Career

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At the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, he struck 10 and 203 runs in just 221 balls against Madhya Pradesh. That was to secure a 203-run victory and advance Saurashtra to the quarterfinals of the 2012–13 Ranji Trophy.

He then defeated Karnataka in the quarterfinal at Saurashtra University in Rajkot. And with scores of 37 and 352, advancing Saurashtra to the semifinal. After this victory, he was called up to the India ODI squad.

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Pujara achieved his 50th century in first-class cricket in January 2020 during the 2019–20 Ranji Trophy. Pujara was purchased by the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL auction in February 2021 for 50 lakhs. Meanwhile, in advance of the 2021 Indian Premier League. He, unfortunately, was unable to participate in any games. 

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The first hitters to register a double century in the same inning of a first-class match while following on were Pujara and Tom Haines in April 2022. That was during the 2022 County Championship in England.

Cheteshwar Pujara: India’s Cheteshwar Pujara discussed his return to the national team following a difficult period in Test cricket. The right-handed batsman was struggling to have an impact with the bat. He had just produced his final Test century in 2019.

He was consequently discarded from the national team along with numerous other experienced Indian players, including Ishant Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane. Pujara continued to play domestic cricket to restore his form after being cut from the Indian team.

This year, the right-handed batter performed admirably in both the County Championship and the Ranji Trophy. He recorded two half-centuries in the Ranji Trophy during the domestic Indian cricket season.

He performed best, though, when representing Sussex in the County Championship. The 34-year-old batsman showed off some terrific technique and hammered four hundreds, of which he turned two into double hundreds.

Cheteshwar Pujara: Playing First Class Cricket Is Key For My Comeback

Cheteshwar Pujara: He Opens Up On His Comeback In Team India
Cheteshwar Pujara: He Opens Up On His Comeback In Team India

After being cut from the Indian team, the right-handed batter highlighted that playing First-Class games was what was most essential to him. Playing so many top-notch games was the most significant factor. Before I joined Sussex, I was getting ready for this when I was playing at home, remarked Pujara in a BCCI TV interview.

“In the three games I played for Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy, I found my rhythm, knew that I was batting well. It was about getting a big score and so when I had that in my first game, I knew that everything is back to normal now. Finding my footwork, the back lift was coming along well.” Cheteshwar Pujara.

He further said. “After that I just wanted to enjoy my game and contribute to the team’s success. The most important thing is having a good time on the field. I love this game, enjoy playing cricket, so whenever I am on the field I want to try and make the most of it.”

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Cheteshwar Pujara: His Domestic Career

At the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, he struck 10 and 203 runs in just 221 balls against Madhya Pradesh. That was to secure a 203-run victory and advance Saurashtra to the quarterfinals of the 2012–13 Ranji Trophy.

He then defeated Karnataka in the quarterfinal at Saurashtra University in Rajkot. And with scores of 37 and 352, advancing Saurashtra to the semifinal. After this victory, he was called up to the India ODI squad.

Pujara achieved his 50th century in first-class cricket in January 2020 during the 2019–20 Ranji Trophy. Pujara was purchased by the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL auction in February 2021 for 50 lakhs. Meanwhile, in advance of the 2021 Indian Premier League. He, unfortunately, was unable to participate in any games. 

The first hitters to register a double century in the same inning of a first-class match while following on were Pujara and Tom Haines in April 2022. That was during the 2022 County Championship in England.

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Cheteshwar Pujara: India’s Cheteshwar Pujara discussed his return to the national team following a difficult period in Test cricket. The right-handed batsman was struggling to have an impact with the bat. He had just produced his final Test century in 2019.

He was consequently discarded from the national team along with numerous other experienced Indian players, including Ishant Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane. Pujara continued to play domestic cricket to restore his form after being cut from the Indian team.

This year, the right-handed batter performed admirably in both the County Championship and the Ranji Trophy. He recorded two half-centuries in the Ranji Trophy during the domestic Indian cricket season.

He performed best, though, when representing Sussex in the County Championship. The 34-year-old batsman showed off some terrific technique and hammered four hundreds, of which he turned two into double hundreds.

Cheteshwar Pujara: Playing First Class Cricket Is Key For My Comeback

Cheteshwar Pujara: He Opens Up On His Comeback In Team India
Cheteshwar Pujara: He Opens Up On His Comeback In Team India

After being cut from the Indian team, the right-handed batter highlighted that playing First-Class games was what was most essential to him. Playing so many top-notch games was the most significant factor. Before I joined Sussex, I was getting ready for this when I was playing at home, remarked Pujara in a BCCI TV interview.

“In the three games I played for Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy, I found my rhythm, knew that I was batting well. It was about getting a big score and so when I had that in my first game, I knew that everything is back to normal now. Finding my footwork, the back lift was coming along well.” Cheteshwar Pujara.

He further said. “After that I just wanted to enjoy my game and contribute to the team’s success. The most important thing is having a good time on the field. I love this game, enjoy playing cricket, so whenever I am on the field I want to try and make the most of it.”

READ MORE: Virat Kohli Stares At On-Field Umpire After Wrong Decision In Practice Game

Cheteshwar Pujara: His Domestic Career

At the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot, he struck 10 and 203 runs in just 221 balls against Madhya Pradesh. That was to secure a 203-run victory and advance Saurashtra to the quarterfinals of the 2012–13 Ranji Trophy.

He then defeated Karnataka in the quarterfinal at Saurashtra University in Rajkot. And with scores of 37 and 352, advancing Saurashtra to the semifinal. After this victory, he was called up to the India ODI squad.

Pujara achieved his 50th century in first-class cricket in January 2020 during the 2019–20 Ranji Trophy. Pujara was purchased by the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL auction in February 2021 for 50 lakhs. Meanwhile, in advance of the 2021 Indian Premier League. He, unfortunately, was unable to participate in any games. 

The first hitters to register a double century in the same inning of a first-class match while following on were Pujara and Tom Haines in April 2022. That was during the 2022 County Championship in England.

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