25 October, 2020

Take Him Out The Next Day

Pujara, adept at both attack and defence, is staying at the crease

AFP (From Outlook 18 March 2013)
Take Him Out The Next Day
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Pujara’s Batting

  • Tests: 11
  • Innings: 18
  • Runs: 1,017
  • Average: 67.80
  • Tons: 2
  • Double tons: 2 *

As on March 06, 2013

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Long before Cheteshwar Pujara finally broke through the exalted ranks of Indian cricket’s heavyweight division and imparted a sense of security to a new middle-order, Parthiv Patel used to call him ‘Don Bradman’. The former India wicketkeeper was in awe of the precociously gifted Saurashtra batsman’s insatiable appetite for runs. Pujara is at a safe distance from the Don’s fluid aggression or his unconquerable average—few have come even close—but there are shades of the Greatest in his penchant for mammoth innings. His latest tour de force, an unforced 204 against Australia in Hyderabad, was another proof of how Donnish he is in crafting an...

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