An absolutely vital cog of the Indian Test batting order, Cheteshwar Pujara turns 34 today. The right-hander’s resilience has brought some of the world’s best bowling attacks to their knees over the years. He has 6713 runs in 95 Tests at an average of 43.87, with 18 hundreds and 32 fifties. In an era where slam-bang cricket has become the norm, Pujara has time and again demonstrated how crucial it is to bide your time in as a batter and graft your way to monumental knocks.
One of the prime reason behind India’s BGT win in 2019. The Wall of India after Dravid’s retirement. One of the finest for India in Test cricket. Holds the record of facing most balls in a Test innings for India. Happy birthday wishes to Cheteshwar Pujara. pic.twitter.com/Xm0cdtGhRM
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) January 25, 2022