Outstanding Former Indian Cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara


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Cheteshwar Pujara, Former Indian Cricketer: Cheteshwar Pujara came into the world on January 25, 1988. He mostly got referred to or called by his second name i.e. Pujara. Cheteshwar’s native city falls in Tamil Nadu, Chennai. Currently, Pujara is 22 years old. The role of Pujara as Indian Cricketers transpires Batsman. Pujara follows a Right-Handed batting style. Further, he follows the Right-arm leg break bowling style. 

Mostly, He represents India during Test Crickets. As for domestic cricket, he supports Saurashtra. Even he received the opportunity to play 5 One Day International (ODI) Matches. He participated in the Indian Premier League representing Chennai Super Kings (CSK). That season CSK won the title. 

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Full Name Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara
Nickname Chintu, Good Boy
Date Of Birth25 January 1988
Age34 years
Birthplace Rajkot, Gujarat, India
Height 165 Cm
Weight 71 Kg
Marital Status Married
Father Name Arvind Pujara
Mother Name Late Reena Pujara
International Test Debut 9 October 2010 Vs Australia
International ODI Debut 1 August 2013 Vs Zimbabwe
International T20 Debut N/A
Batting Style Right-Handed
Networth $ 5 Million

Profile: Cheteshwar Pujara 

Cheteshwar Pujara started his career by playing in the Under-14 tournament in the early 2000s. Further, he gave an outstanding performance that became a topic of discussion. Pujara scored triple-hundred in that match as Saurashtra. Further, 

He awestruck everyone with his performance in the Under-19 tournament. He hit double-hundred in the match. Pujara even earned the opportunity to play in the Ranji Tournament. 

Cheteshwar Pujara made it to Newspaper headlines, because of his gameplay in the Under-19 and Ranji Tournament. At a very early age, he made his name in the world of Cricket. Cheteswar registered his name in the minds of Selectors with his outstanding performances. With his expertise in Batting methodology and mindset, Cheteshwar offers the best of both on the ground. 

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Long Format Tournament: Cheteshwar Pujara 

Moreover, Cheteswar began to go further with his career and play long-format tournaments. Pujara received his national opportunity in the home series against Australia in 2010. After an unrecognizable drone pinned him Leg Before Wicket (LBW) in the initial innings. He reached the ground to bat in the number 3 position in the second innings. Instead of his ‘predecessor’ Rahul Dravid, he generated an effortless 72 runs in a difficult 4th innings trail on a dry and turning wicket in Bangalore. He is a fifth Indian to score a 4th innings half-century on debut. Cheteshwar Pujara eventually got selected for the South Africa tour of 2010/11 and participated in the 2nd and 3rd Tests.

He was unable to manage any notable contributions. Though, he clarified that he had to abstain there with the senior batsmen. He exhibited refinement while participating in the second of his two Tests. He stood up tall to play Morkel and opened up his stance. However, he experienced a knee injury during the 2011 IPL. Unfortunately, he needed to miss out on the Australia and England tours later that year.

He presented his contrivance in the limited-overs formats too. Pujara scored 346 runs at a startling average rate of 116 in the 2006 Under-19 World Cup. In the same match, he ended up as the highest run-getter.

He signed a contract with the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League in 2008. Pujara joined Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for the IPL 2011 season. However, insufficiency in performances against the white ball and his character as an absolute Test player. Pujara was never given a hold forth run in the Indian One Day International (ODI) fold. Nonetheless, given the busy cricket calendar. Pujara decided to miss Robert Frost’s and continued to pivot on his forte – Test cricket. Even having a period in the county revolution to enhance his technique against the Duke’s ball in England’s characteristic seaming circumstances. 

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International Information: Cheteshwar Pujara 

He played his initial Test debut on October 9, 2010, against Australia. Pujara played his last Test Debut on January 11, 2022, against South Africa. He played his first One Day International (ODI) debut on August 1, 2013, against Zimbabwe. Moreover, he played his last One Day International (ODI) debut on June 19, 2014, against Bangladesh. 

Domestic Team Information: Cheteswar Pujara

In 2015 Onwards, Pujara received an opportunity to represent Saurashtra. Then, he got an opportunity to become part of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). During 2011-2013, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)  bought Pujara for the respective season. However, in 2014 he was bought by Kings XI Punjab. In the same year, Pujara became part of Derbyshire. As for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, he joined Chennai Super Kings (CSK). 

Batting Career Statistics: Cheteshwar Pujara

Cheteswar Pujara played 95 Test matches and made 6713 runs in the matches he played. Pujara played for 162 innings. He maintained the average batting rate of 43.88 and strike rate of 44.25. His highest score in the test series as per stats appears 206 runs. Nonetheless, he got 9 no-balls in the test series. Cheteshwar scored the 50s 32 times. In the test series, he hit 806 times 4s and 15 times sixes. 

As for The One Day International, he earned the opportunity to play 5 matches. Further, he played 5 innings in the One Day International (ODI) tournament. He maintained the Average rate of 10.2 and made 51 runs in the One Day International (ODI) matches. Thus, Pujara maintained a strike rate of 39.23. 

For instance, as per stats for the Indian Premier League (IPL), He played 30 matches in 22 innings. Cheteshwar Pujara made 390 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) tournament. He maintained an average rate of 20.53 and a strike rate of 99.74. 


At a very early age, Cheteswar Pujara made his name in the world of Cricket. He took all the opportunities that came his way. He never looked back or let anyone down. His determination to follow his passion made him what he is today. 

There are many sports in the world. Some people likes football, and others likes cricket or basketball. But I love to play cricket because it is a game of gentalman. I am a left-handed batsman and a left-arm orthodox bowler. I played an inter-college tournaments. Also, I represented my college cricket team as vice captain. Ms. Dhoni is my idol, and the Chennai Super Kings are my all-time favourite franchise. 

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