Cheteshwar Pujara for Yorkshire: Comeback by scoring 82 in 328/4!

Cheteshwar Pujara Yorkshire

Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara is a right-handed batsman who plays Test cricket for the Indian National team, First-class cricket for Yorkshire currently and for the Saurashtra, domestically. There had been talks about his weak performances in around 2014-2016 and he has been redeeming himself. Although he has been on a success path of proving his prowess, much was expected of him as he is an Indian representative playing for Yorkshire. He and Kane Williamson are the only two international players on the team. It looks like performed very well this time and most certainly redeemed himself. He scored a great 82 runs and pushed Yorkshire’s score up to 328 runs with the help of Tom Kohler-Cadmore who hit a century. His great 82, included 5 boundaries as well. Pujara is to play against Afghanistan in coming test match. 

When he played for the Under-19 group, he bagged a marvelous 211 runs for the Indian team, definitely proving his worth at the start of his career. During the same 2006 World cup, he scored a 129 not out against England making India win by a great number: 234. The 30-year old had his major breakthrough in 2012 when he joined the Indian National Test cricket team and scored 159 runs against New Zealand. He went on to become the highest scorer in the 2013 match in South Africa by hitting a whopping 280 runs. 

Pujara was soon making a name for himself and arose the position of the second fastest scorer to touch 1,000 runs in 2013. However, there is always a rumor about how someone falls after the peak. Appears as though, something of this sort, unfortunately, happened with Pujara. He was falling out of form and was unable to perform, start in 2014. He had a moderately good start, he was not able to live up to the expectations of him and was unable to keep up. There appeared to be a problem with the back foot movement and the seam bowling. His poor performance certainly did cost him since he was not included in the team for the upcoming ODI series. He was on a low for the first time. His painfully bad performance in the 2016/17 Australian tour of India when he scored a meager 6 and 31 runs in two innings did not help the situation. 

However, the Pujara soon got back into form and was acing his way through the scores. Partnering with Shikhar Dhawan at the test tour in Sri Lanka they hit a 190 and 153 respectively recording India’s biggest test win away. 

Great going!