Cheteshwar Pujara, before his Test debut in 2010 against Australia, had already established himself as a formidable force in domestic cricket. His remarkable track record included scoring double and triple centuries while maintaining an average of over 60. His debut test showcased his mettle with a crucial 72 in the second innings, a vital contribution in India’s pursuit of 207. Pujara’s career has been studded with memorable innings, notably an unbeaten 206 against England in 2012 and a brilliant 204 against Australia in 2013.
He etched his name as the third-quickest Indian batsman to reach 4,000 Test runs, achieving this milestone alongside Rahul Dravid, in just 84 innings. His remarkable consistency shines through with an average of over 53. Pujara’s forays into one-day internationals have been limited, with his debut occurring in 2013 against Zimbabwe, marking one of his five ODI appearances to date.