Cheteshwar Pujara the right hand batsman from India, has played his 50th match in Test Cricket for India. He is currently playing for his team in a 3 Test match series against Sri Lanka. Team India which is being captained by Virat Kohli, are leading the series by 1-0. And they are giving a very tough competition to Sri Lanka.
The Indian Cricket Team Summary
Team India declared scoring 622 runs and losing 9 wickets. And Indian Cricket Fans witnessed the centuries of Pujara and Rahane. That two centuries helped Team India to put a very big score on the board. Apart from the two centuries,the team also gave four half centuries from players. Rahul,Ashwin,Saha and Jadeja each scored half centuries respectively.
Record Maker Pujara!
The second test match was something special to Pujara. On the first day of the second test match, Pujara played his 50th match in his test career. And this match, turned out to be one of the best matches for him ever. He became the Fastest Indian Batsman to score 4000 runs in Test Cricket for India; along with Dravid. They both have reached this milestone in just 84 innings.
Surpassing Master Blaster’s Record
Pujara broke Sachin’s record of holding the highest test average among Indian Batsman; who have scored 1200 runs. Earlier, Sachin had an average of 53.79 for scoring 1200 runs. But now Pujara surpassed it by getting an average of 53.86* by scoring 1200 runs. He also became the 7th Indian Batsman who scored a century in their 50th test match.
The best day for Pujara!
His day didn’t end up with these records; he was also nominated for an award. Pujara got nominated for the Arjuna Award by the government of India. This award is one of the most highest award for a sportsperson. He is in the nomination list along with Harmanpeet Kaur for this award.