Cheteshwar Pujara (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Family, Career, Cast, IPL Price, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Wife, Salary & More
Cheteshwar Pujara is an amazing Indian cricketer, he is not just an ordinary cricketer. He is a right handed batsman and he bowls right arm leg break. Pujara plays for Saurashtra University and started playing for Chennai Super Kings.
He has shown incredible performances both in national and international careers. His performances have shocked the spectators and selectors, yet after so many achievements, he still is down to earth.
|Real name||Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara|
|Date of birth||25 January 1988|
|Age (as in 2021)||33 years old|
|Birth place||Rajkot, Gujarat, India|
|Family||Father: Arvind Pujara|
Mother: Reena Pujara
|Home Town||Rajkot, Gujarat, India|
Birth & Early Life
Cheteshwar Pujara was born on 25 January 1988 in Rajkot, Gujarat, India. His father and uncle both have been Ranji trophy players that inspired him to play the game. His mother passed away when he was 17 years old in 2005.
Education & More
|School||Lal Bahadur Shastri Vidyalaya, Rajkot, Gujarat |
RM Chhaya High School, Rajkot, Gujarat
|Qualification||BBA through Correspondence|
|Awards||Arjuna award for Cricket|
- Domestic career-
Pujara made his Under-19 debut in 2005, against England, he scored a tremendous amount of runs to make India win. He was also picked up by the 2006 World Cup, after scoring three fifties in Asia World Cup. He became the highest run-scorer in the tournament and won the man of the match award.
Pujara gave a brilliant performance against Madhya Pradesh for Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium at Rajkot. His performance made Saurashtra qualify for the 2012-13 Ranji Trophy quarter-finals. In 2013, he became the ninth batsman to score three triple centuries in first class. He has so far played exemplarily for his domestic team Saurashtra, scoring to the point when others didn’t do so.
He became the leading run-scorer for his domestic team in the year 2017-18, helping his team to proceed into the third final in six years. In Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy that season, he scored his maiden T20 century. He became the first Saurashtra batsman to do so.
Pujara was selected by Kolkata knight riders and played the first three seasons for them. In 2011, he was roped in by Royal Challengers Bangalore but because of his injury, he stayed out the whole year. He became Virendra Sehwag’s partner opener in 2014, and his average performance made the selectors skip him in 2015.
Pujara made his test debut on 9 October 2010, he didn’t perform well in his debut match. But in the second match of the tournament, he performed exceptionally well. In August 2012, he made a comeback and scored his first-ever test century.
He was selected for playing test matches against England, his performance was incredible in the first match and he continued to do so in other matches as well. Pujara became the second highest run scorer after the England Captain Alastair Cook. He also became the second fastest cricketer to get 1000 test runs. Because of his amazing performance he was selected for ODI against England.
His hundred streak never stopped while his colleagues failed to impress the selectors. He silenced all his critics and badmouths with his amazing play.
|Playing Style||Top Order Batsman|
|International debut||Test: 09 – 13 October 2010 against Australia|
ODI: 01 August 2013 against Zimbabwe
T20I: Not Yet Cheteshwar Pujara International Career
|Debut Matches||First-class- 2005|
List A – 2006
|Teams||India, Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, |
Kings XI Punjab,
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
|Batting Style||Right-handed Bat|
|Bowling Style||Right arm leg break|
|Best Record||The second fastest 1,000 test runs by an Indian player, In International Test cricket, Pujara has so far scored 8 tons and 3 double tons.|
|Coach/ Mentor||Karsan Ghavri|
|IPL Debut Match||2010|
|Years of Played Matches and teams||Kolkata knight riders (2008-2010), |
Royal Challengers Bangalore (2011-13),
Kings XI Punjab (2014),
Chennai Super Kings (2021)Pujara CSK
|IPL price||₹ 5,000,000|
Personal Life & More
Cheteshwar Pujara’s father Arvind Pujara was a professional cricketer himself. His mother Reena Pujara passed away when he was 17.
|Marriage Date||13 February 2013|
|Children||Daughter: Aditi Pujara|
|Net worth||$2 million|
|Salary||INR 3 crores|
Physical Status & More
|Body Measurements||Chest: 39 Inches|
Waist: 32 Inches
Biceps: 11 Inches
|Eye colour||Light Brown|
|Hobbies||Listening to old music, watching movies|
Some important facts about Cheteshwar Pujara
- Cheteshwar Pujara was born in Rajkot, Gujarat, India.
- He is not only a teetotaler but also a very spiritual person. Virat Kohli once said that he has never met a guy as honest and innocent as Cheteshwar Pujara.
- Young Pujara would often travel to Mumbai for training purposes during his school vacations. According to his father, “It would serve two purposes – Chintu would get to bat against quality fast bowlers and also have sufficient match practice.”
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