Cheteshwar Pujara in a world of modern-day cricket has prioritized defense over the attack. He when strides in bowlers often know it could well be a long day. He’s made it a habit to frustrate the quicks and milk the spin, he is a modern-day wall and is one of those very few in this era of franchise cricket giving the melody touch of the ’90s with his batting.
There’s nothing bigger and better than Test match cricket, it simply is the pinnacle of cricket, and to have made a very respectful name and a threatening one in the eyes of opposition you know it’s work done and Cheteshwar Pujara has earned it all. The longest format of the game has been blessed to have a player in Cheteshwar Pujara who’s scored 6792 runs in 164 innings (96 matches) with a strike rate of 44.15 and has got it all with a healthy average of 43.81. Pujara in the format alone has got 18 centuries, 33 half-centuries and three scores into the double hundreds with the highest being a 206* that’d come early in this career against England in Ahmedabad.
In a world of fashion and fitness, he’s shown youngsters where to draw the line. When an Indian player despite a dip in runs doesn’t opt to come back to basics and score runs, he does. Cheteshwar Pujara has got an illustrious first-class cricket career which sees him have 18,121 runs having played in as many as 389 innings (235 matches) scripting a very good average of 52.22. Pujara in first-class cricket has got to as many as 55 centuries, 71 half-centuries and a highest score of 352.
Taking guard as the newest member of Team Rario – we are super excited to introduce Cheteshwar Pujara! 🎉
Here’s to the start of an epic innings together @cheteshwar1 🤝
— Rario (@rariohq) July 30, 2022
India’s man in crisis, Cheteshwar Pujara has had many great innings, but to mention a special inning it’ll be the 52 against Australia over the many fancy triple-figure scores he’s got to in his career. Pujara activated the wall in him when Australians were charging in during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2021. It was a real Test on day 5 both physically and mentally at the Gabba that Pujara stood tall to and helped India register history. The game alone saw his best in many ways, India need a rock on an end with batters on the other end scoring runs and who better than Pujara for the role. The man added his touch, he took 14 blows, 11 on his body and 3 on the helmet, but he remained gritty in the middle amid visible signs of pain and batted on for 4 long hours before Pat Cummins finally got rid of the wall Cheteshwar Pujara on 52 off 211 balls, but he’d done his work and did so to perfection.
The world’s largest cricket NFT platform, Rario continues to grow with a roar and it is so because they’ve roped in Cheteshwar Pujara to their stunning list of ambassadors which already features the greats like Rishabh Pant, Aaron Finch, Virender Sehwag, Zaheer Khan, Smriti Mandhana, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Quinton De Kock, Mohammed Siraj, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shafali Verma, etc.
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