Cheteshwar Pujara completed his 3rd Test double ton on the fourth day of Ranchi Test against Australia. This knock from India’s new Mr. Dependable is the reason why he was given the role to fill the shoes of Rahul Dravid, batting at number 3 for India in Tests. His level of patience and dedication was on show on Sunday, making the Australian bowlers work really hard to take wickets. This has been one phenomenal innings.
This marathon innings by the Saurashtra batsman has broken many records.
Take a look at some of them:
Having played 505 balls till Tea on Day 4, Pujara has played the maximum number of balls in Test cricket by an Indian batsman. Also, this is also the maximum number of balls faced by any batsman while playing in a Test in India. Pujara has also become the first Indian to face 500 balls in an innings. Nobody before him had faced so many balls. Not even Rahul Dravid. Cheteshwar Pujara has played 500 Balls in a Test innings without hitting a single six. Pujara now has 3 double tons to his name, one coming against England, while two coming against Australia. He now has joined Shaun Pollock, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar in the list of scoring of batsmen scoring two double tons against Australia.