Just after being dropped from the Indian Test team, Pujara threw a big challenge to Yashasvi Jaiswal by scoring a century.
Indian cricket team’s middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara was dropped from the Indian Test team for the two-match T20I series against West Indies starting July 12, but he regained his form while playing in Duleep Trophy 2023. Took.
In this tournament, Pujara is playing for West Zone and he scored a century against Central Zone, as well as his 60th century in first class cricket career. Pujara had earlier not played in the final match of the World Test Championship 2023 against Australia and because of this he was dropped from the Test team.
Pujara completed his century in 219 balls.
Pujara batted very carefully for West Zone in the first semi-final match of Duleep Trophy 2023 and completed his century in 219 balls. This clearly shows that he came into this match with a strong intention and he has also shown this by playing a century that although he is 35 years old, he has not missed. Pujara was dropped from Team India on 23 June, the day the Test and ODI squads against the West Indies were announced. Immediately after this, he returned to domestic cricket and scored a century on 7 July itself. This was Pujara’s spectacular return to first class cricket.
This was Pujara’s 60th century in first class cricket and he achieved this feat in his 253rd match. At the same time, after this century innings, he gave a big challenge to Yashasvi Jaiswal, who was selected in his place in Team India. After this century of Pujara, now the pressure has increased on Yashasvi Jaiswal to perform well in the Test series in West Indies. By the way, there is every possibility that Yashasvi will be given a chance in the playing XI against the Caribbean team. On the other hand, with this innings of Pujara, his team West Zone got a stronger lead in the second innings. Till the time of writing the news, Pujara was playing on 102 runs.
Indian cricketer with most centuries in first class cricket
Sunil Gavaskar – 81
Sachin Tendulkar – 81
Rahul Dravid – 68
Cheteshwar Pujara – 60
Vijay Hazare – 60