Cheteshwar Pujara Biography Age Height Wife Family Background
Cheteshwar Pujara is an Indian Cricketer (Batsman).He was born on 25th January’1988 in Rajkot,Gujarat,India.His father Arvind Pujara is Former Cricket player.Cheteshwar Pujara came in limelight when he scored 306 run in under-19 against Baroda.He got married to Puja Pabari on 13th February’2013.
In this article we know Cheteshwar Pujara Biography Age Height Wife Family Background Career Birthday and more:-
Real Name-Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara
Nickname -Chintu,Good Boy
Profession-Indian Cricketer (Batsman)
Cheteshwar Pujara Physical Status and More:
•in centimeters-165 cm
•in meters-1.65 m
•in Feet Inches-5’10”
•in Kilograms-71 kg
•in Pounds-157 lbs
-Waist 32 Inches
Eye Colour-Light Brown
Hair Colour -Black
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Cheteshwar Pujara Cricket Career:
-International Debut Test- 9 October 2010 vs Australia in Bangalore
-ODI- 1 August 2013 vs Zimbabwe in Bulawayo
-Coach/Mentor Karsan Ghavri
-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
Favourite Shot -Behind-Cut
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.
•The fourth Indian batsmen to play 1000 Test deliveries in a Test series in Australian soil.
Career Turning Point Consistent performances in the longer formats of the game saw Pujara climbing the ladder of success slowly and steadily.
Cheteshwar Pujara Personal Life:
Date of Birth-25 January 1988
Age-31 Years(as in 2020)
Birth Place-Rajkot, Gujarat, India
Hometown-Rajkot, Gujarat, India
School-Lal Bahadur Shastri Vidyalaya, Rajkot, Gujarat
RM Chhaya High School, Rajkot, Gujarat
Educational Qualifications-Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) through correspondence
Hobbies-Listening to old music, watching movies
Cheteshwar Pujara Favourite Things:
Favourite Batsman -Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting
Favourite Actor-Amitabh Bachchan, Johnny Depp
Favourite Actor-Cape Town
Favourite Singer-Lata Mangeshkar
Affairs marriage and family:
Wife-Puja Pabari (m.2013-present)
Marriage Date 13 February 2013
Daughter-Aditi Pujara(22nd February’2018)
Father- Arvind Pujara, Former cricketer
Mother-Late Reena Pujara (Died 2005)
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Not Known
Few facts About Cheteshwar Pujara:
-Does Cheteshwar Pujara smoke: No
-Does Cheteshwar Pujara drink alcohol: No
-Cheteshwar Pujara’s father, Arvind, and Uncle, Bipin, both are former cricket players. The duo represented Saurashtra in Ranji cricket.
-Pujara was only 17 years old when he lost his mother to cancer.
-Pujara first came into some limelight when he scored an unbeaten 306, then a national record, in a West Zone Under-19 match against Baroda.
-In an interview, Pujara’s father shared an interesting instance which perhaps made his mind to push his son into the direction of cricket. He said, “Once it happened that my nephew was clicking pictures when the two and half-year-old Pujara was playing. The photos showed his perfect balance and ability to keep his eye on the ball. This was the time when I decided to push him into cricket’s direction.”
-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.”
-Pujara scored an unbelievable triple ton (306) in his debut U-14 Ranji match.
-Pujara made his U-19 debut for India against England in 2005. He scored 211 runs in one innings, which helped India to a big win.
-Pujara has the second highest batting average of 54.01 in List-A matches, just behind Michael Bevan’s 57.86.
-In 2013, Cheteshwar Pujara was awarded the Emerging Cricketer of the Year award for his brilliant performances in the longer format of the game.
-Pujara represented Derbyshire for their last three Championship fixtures during the 2014-15 county season. Although his debut against Glamorgan was disastrous, he followed it up with a 90 against Surrey.
-He then scored an unbeaten century in their win against Leicestershire.
-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.