25 Facts About Cheteshwar Pujara

1. Cheteshwar Pujara married Puja Pabari in Rajkot on 13 February 2013.

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2. Cheteshwar Pujara was dropped from the team for the First Test of the 2018 England tour.

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3. Cheteshwar Pujara scored another hundred in the second Test, his 50th, a first innings knock of 133.

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4. Cheteshwar Pujara played a key role in India's second inning of second Test scoring a crucial 92 in Bangalore, and helped the team win the game.

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5. Cheteshwar Pujara has raised the bar even further since then, hammering routine hundreds during India's long home season and the odd series in Sri Lanka and West Indies.

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6. Cheteshwar Pujara made the most of an injury set-back to Murali Vijay in the 2015 series in Sri Lanka, reminding the selectors of his mettle by carrying his bat through his epic unbeaten 145 on an uncharacteristically seaming wicket at the SSC, Colombo, paving the way for an Indian win in the decider.

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7. Cheteshwar Pujara scored 145 not out in the third test against.

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8. Cheteshwar Pujara continued his good form when he made another hundred in the second match at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

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9. Cheteshwar Pujara was selected in India's squad to play four test matches against England.

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10. Cheteshwar Pujara started for RCB for the fourth season of the IPL before injuring his knee in a match against Kochi Tuskers Kerala.

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11. Cheteshwar Pujara was the Man of the Tournament for the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

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12. Cheteshwar Pujara was picked in the Indian squad for the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup after scoring three fifties in four innings of the Afro-Asia Under-19 Cup.

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13. Cheteshwar Pujara won the Emerging Cricketer of the Year 2013.

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14. Cheteshwar Pujara was a part of the India A team which toured England in the 2010 summers, and was the highest scorer of the tour.

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15. Cheteshwar Pujara is a right-handed batsman who made his first-class debut for Saurashtra in December 2005 and made his Test debut at Bangalore in October 2010.

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16. In the third match, Cheteshwar Pujara had scores of 14 and 72, a match that India won by 203 runs.

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17. In the third Test, played in Ranchi, Cheteshwar Pujara scored 202, his third double-hundred, off 525 balls, in the first innings.

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18. Cheteshwar Pujara was named in the 16-man squad for the 2014 tour of England.

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19. Cheteshwar Pujara was picked for the Indian squad for the 2014 Asia Cup to be held in Bangladesh.

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20. In the second innings, Cheteshwar Pujara was sent in at number three in place of Rahul Dravid in a tactical change by captain MS Dhoni.

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21. Cheteshwar Pujara was selected for the Indian squad for the 12 match home Test series against Australia in 2010, replacing Yuvraj Singh.

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22. Cheteshwar Pujara played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the first three seasons of the IPL.

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23. In 2013, at the age of only 25, Cheteshwar Pujara became only the ninth batsman to score three career first-class triple-centuries.

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24. Cheteshwar Pujara made his Under-19 Test debut for India against England in 2005.

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25. Cheteshwar Pujara was born in Rajkot, Gujarat on 25 January 1988.

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