Cheteshwar Pujara is an Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman, who plays for Saurashtra in domestic cricket and for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League. He made his first-class debut for Saurashtra in December 2005 and his Test debut at Bangalore in October 2010. In October 2011, the BCCI awarded him a C-grade national contract. In August 2012, he made his test comback against New Zealand and has scored century. He made his first double hundred against England at Ahmedabad in November 2012 following up with another double hundred against Australia in March 2013, both the times India got victory and he had become man of the match. In the 2012 NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, he was the highest scorer with two centuries and one half century.
Cheteshwar Pujara was born as Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara on 25 January 1988, in Rajkot, Gujarat. He has done his schooling in Lal Bahadur Shastri Vidyalaya, Virani High School and RM Chhaya High School, Rajkot. He completed his graduation in BBA by correspondence. He is very much passionate towards cricket. As a young kid in the Under-14s, he had a triple century under his belt. In the Under-19s, he scored a double century against England. He has started his career in cricket in the year 2005 and he again got a big break in 2006, when he won the Man of the Series honour after scoring close to 350 runs in the under-19 World Cup. He has scored 97 runs against the West Indies in the quarterfinals before scoring 129 runs not out against England in the semifinals, helping India win by a huge margin of 234 runs. In 2013, at the age of only 25, Pujara became only the ninth batsman to score three career first-class triple-centuries. He also holds a record of scoring three triple centuries within a span of one month, although only the last of these was in a first-class match.
Cheteshwar Pujara Height, Age, Net Worth and Biography
|Cheteshwar Pujara Biography|
|Born Name||Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara|
|Nick Name||Chintu, Good Boy|
|Age (as in 2017)||29 Years|
|Profession||Indian Cricketer (Batsman)|
|Height & Physical Stats|
|Height in Feet/Inches||5’ 10”|
|Height in Centimeters||165 cm|
|Height in Meters||1.65 m|
|Body Measurements||- Chest: 39 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 11 Inches
|Weight in Kilograms||71 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||157 lbs|
|Eye Colour||Light Brown|
|International Debut||Test- 9 October 2010 vs Australia in Bangalore
ODI- 1 August 2013 vs Zimbabwe in Bulawayo
|Jersey Number||#15 (India)|
|Domestic/State Teams||Board Presidents XI, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, West Zone, Mumbai A, Saurashtra, Kings XI Punjab, Derbyshire, Yorkshire|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm legbreak|
|Nature on field||Cool|
|Career Turning Point||Consistent performances in the longer formats of the game saw Pujara climbing the ladder of success slowly and steadily.|
|Records/Achievements (main ones)||- Second fastest 1,000 test runs by an Indian player.
- In 2013, Pujara scored 2,043 runs at 102.15 in first-class matches, only behind Chris Rogers, who had 2,391 runs to his name.
- Also, in 2013, Pujara became only the ninth batsman to score three career first-class triple-centuries.
- In International Test cricket, Pujara has so far scored 8 tons and 3 double tons.
- Pujara won the Man of the Series trophy after scoring close to 350 runs in the under-19 World Cup in 2006.
- During Australia's 2017 tour of India, Pujara became the first Indian to face 500+ balls in an innings, breaking the previous record of 495 balls held by 'the wall' Rahul Dravid. Notably, Pujara stayed over 10 hours at crease and scored his third double century (202) off 525 balls.
|Date of Birth||25 January 1988|
|Age (as in 2017)||29 Years|
|Birth Place||Rajkot, Gujarat, India|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Aquarius|
|School||Lal Bahadur Shastri Vidyalaya, Rajkot, Gujarat
RM Chhaya High School, Rajkot, Gujarat
|Educational Qualifications||Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) through correspondence|
|Father name||Arvind Pujara, Former cricketer|
|Mother name||Late Reena Pujara (Died 2005)|
|Brother name||Not Known|
|Sister name||Not Known|
|Wife name||Puja Pabari|
|Marriage Date||13 February 2013|
|Affairs With||Not Known|
|Girlfriends Name||Not Known|
|Favourite & Hobbies|
|Hobbies||Listening to old music, watching movies|
|Favourite Batsman||Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting|
|Favourite Color||Not Known|
|Favourite Actor||Amitabh Bachchan, Johnny Depp|
|Favourite Actress||Cape Town|
|Favourite Singer||Lata Mangeshkar|
|Net Worth & Salary (approx.)|
|Net Worth||Not Known|
|Address||Rajkot, Gujarat, India|
|Phone/Mobile Number||Not known|
|Social Media Profile||Facebook